Kevin Bond (footballer)

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Kevin Bond
Personal information
Full name Kevin John Bond
Date of birth (1957-06-22) 22 June 1957 (age 56)
Place of birth West Ham, London, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Central defender
Club information
Current club Queens Park Rangers (assistant manager)
Youth career
1972–1974 Bournemouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1981 Norwich City 142 (12)
1981 Seattle Sounders 30 (16)
1981–1984 Manchester City 110 (11)
1984–1988 Southampton 140 (6)
1988–1992 Bournemouth 126 (4)
1992–1994 Exeter City 19 (0)
1994–1995 Sittingbourne 2 (0)
1995–1996 Dover Athletic
National team
1979–1980 England B 2 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Stafford Rangers
2006–2008 Bournemouth
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin John Bond (born 22 June 1957) is an English football manager and former player. He is the son of John Bond, also a former footballer. He is currently the assistant manager at Queens Park Rangers

Playing career[edit]

Bond was born in West Ham, London. He started his career as a trainee at Bournemouth where his father, John Bond, was manager. When his father took up the manager's post at Norwich City he too made the move.

His league debut was made away to Leicester City in April 1976. 161 appearances followed generating fourteen goals and earning him two England B caps.

Wanting to try his luck abroad he had a brief spell in the NASL with the Seattle Sounders.

At the start of the 1981–82 season he was again reunited with his father at Manchester City. 110 games for the Maine Road side in the next three years resulted in a lucrative transfer to Southampton, where he spent 4 years, playing 140 games.

He was signed by former club Bournemouth, with whom he played 126 matches, before transferring to Exeter City, Sittingbourne and Dover Athletic where he finished his career.

Managerial career[edit]

Bond began his coaching career as Reserve Team coach at former club Manchester City. Spells as coach at Wrexham and Altrincham followed, before Kevin followed his father into the managerial role when he took over at faltering side Stafford Rangers in October 1997.

In early May 1998, Kevin was named as Assistant Manager to Alan Ball at Portsmouth. Following Ball's sacking, Bond became first a scout for West Ham United, and then returned to Portsmouth as reserve team coach under manager Harry Redknapp.

However, following Redknapp's resignation and subsequent appointment at rivals Southampton, Bond chose to return to his old club and was appointed as one of the coaches working under Redknapp. When then assistant Jim Smith's contract wasn't renewed following relegation, Bond took up the role. When Redknapp left Southampton to return once more to Portsmouth, Bond also chose to again follow him, but this time he was appointed assistant manager of the Fratton Park side.

On 1 June 2006 Bond left Portsmouth to join Newcastle United as assistant to Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder whom he had worked with previously at West Ham United. In July 2006 he completed his UEFA Pro Licence in coaching.[1] Bonds' contract with Newcastle United was terminated on 26 September 2006 after allegations he was prepared to take bungs for players whilst at Portsmouth.[2]

On 12 October 2006, Bond was appointed manager of Bournemouth, signing until the end of the season. Although Bournemouth lost the first five games of his reign, they avoided relegation and he was awarded a new contract.[3] Unfortunately a 10 point deduction for entering administration saw Bournemouth relegated to League Two at the end of the 2007–08 season, in spite of a run of five wins the last six games which nearly kept the club up. Bournemouth then had a further 17 points deducted for the 2008-09 season and Bond and his management team (Rob Newman and Eddie Howe) were dismissed by the Cherries on 1 September 2008 having only picked up two points from the first four matches of the season.[4]

On 27 October 2008, Bond was re-united yet again with Harry Redknapp as assistant manager of Tottenham Hotspur. Following Redknapp's sacking in 2012, Bond left the club in June 2012.[5]

In November 2012, Bond was once again re-united with Harry Redknapp at Queens Park Rangers as assistant manager

Corruption allegations[edit]

On 20 September 2006, the Football Association announced that it was to investigate allegations "relating to players' agents and connected activities" concerning Kevin Bond, following a BBC Panorama special on corruption in football. Newcastle United placed him on gardening leave following the broadcast, and terminated his contract on 26 September.[6][7] Since Bond's sacking, Newcastle then appointed Sam Allardyce as manager. Allardyce was also accused of accepting illegal payments in the Panorama programme.

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team Nat From To Record
G W L D Win %
Bournemouth England 13 October 2006 1 September 2008 95 31 47 17 32.63%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Class of 2006". The Football Association. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Newcastle terminate Bond contract". BBC Sport. 26 September 2006. Retrieved 6 May 2007. 
  3. ^ "Bond set to stay on with Cherries". BBC Sport. 2 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Bond sacked as Bournemouth boss". BBC Sport. 1 September 2008. 
  5. ^ "Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond leave Tottenham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Newcastle terminate Bond contract
  7. ^ Magpies axe Bond

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