Keith Ryan

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Keith Ryan
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-06-25) 25 June 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Amersham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position midfielder
Club information
Current team
Queens Park Rangers (reserve team manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Berkhamsted Town
1990–2006 Wycombe Wanderers[A] 351 (29)
Teams managed
2004 Wycombe Wanderers (caretaker manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Keith Ryan (born 25 June 1970) is an English former professional footballer, born in Northampton, who played in the Football League as a midfielder for Wycombe Wanderers.[1][2] In July 2009 he was appointed reserve team manager at Queens Park Rangers.

Career[edit]

Ryan started his career at Berkhamsted Town and was signed for Wycombe Wanderers in August 1990 by Martin O'Neill. "Rhino", as he is nicknamed, played in over 500 games for the club and scored more than 50 goals, including Wycombe's goal in the 2001 FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool.[3][4]

Following the departure of manager Tony Adams in November 2004, Ryan was appointed caretaker manager until the appointment of permanent successor John Gorman. Gorman rewarded Ryan's service to the club by making him an assistant manager, along with fellow Blues legend Steve Brown. Ryan retired from professional football in April 2006.[3][5] He was retained as a coach when Paul Lambert took over as manager in June 2006, but left the club a year later when the coaching staff structure was reorganised for financial reasons.[6]

He was promptly appointed by John Gregory, his former manager at Wycombe, as a youth team coach at Queens Park Rangers,[7] and promoted to reserve team manager in July 2009.[8]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ The Wycombe appearance figures are for the Football League only, not for the Conference.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Ryan". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Keith Ryan". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Blues Legend – Keith Ryan". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool end Wycombe's fight". BBC Sport. 8 April 2001. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  5. ^ "First Team – Keith Ryan". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Peters, Dave (29 June 2007). "Second legend shown the door at Blues". Bucks Free Press. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "QPR add ex-Wycombe pair to staff". BBC Sport. 30 June 2007. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Backroom Reshuffle". Wycombe Wanderers F.C. 10 July 2009. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 

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