Joe Gallen

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Joe Gallen
Personal information
Full name Joseph Gallen
Date of birth (1972-09-02) 2 September 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Hammersmith, England
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Watford 0 (0)
1992–1993 Exeter City 6 (0)
1992–1993 Shamrock Rovers (loan) 3 (0)
1993–1995 Shrewsbury Town 6 (1)
1995–1997 Dundalk 48 (18)
1997–1998 Aylesbury United 3 (1)
1997–1998 Stevenage Borough 4 (0)
1997–1998 Drogheda United 17 (4)
Total 87 (24)
National team
1992–1993 Republic of Ireland U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Joseph 'Joe' Gallen (born 2 September 1972), is an ex-professional footballer who is currently the Assistant Manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he has once again teamed up with Kenny Jackett. His brothers Kevin and Steve were both professional footballers, and both still work in football in coaching and managing jobs.

Playing career[edit]

Joe Gallen played for Watford, Exeter, Shamrock Rovers,[1] Shrewsbury , Dundalk F.C. and Drogheda United and represented the Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team, before his career was cut short with a back injury at the age of 26. During his time with Shrewsbury he won the 3rd division title in 1994. He joined Shamrock Rovers with David Byrne (footballer, born 1961) in January 1993 also on loan from Watford but only made three league appearances.

Coaching career[edit]

After the end of his playing career, Gallen then took up coaching and after working at youth level at Queens Park Rangers he moved onto become first the Assistant Manager at his old club Exeter and Millwall. He now has once again joined up with Kenny Jackett to be his Number 2 at Wolves [2]

During his time as youth coach at QPR he brought through many talented young players into the professional ranks. As QPR at the time had no academy many of these players were subsequently signed by other clubs. He did, however, much work in the development of Ray Jones (footballer, born 1988) who made it into the first team at QPR until Jones' tragic death in 2007.[3]

Joe Gallen acquired all of his coaching badges by the relatively young age of 28.[4]