Malcolm Crosby

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Malcolm Crosby
Personal information
Full name Malcolm Crosby
Date of birth (1954-07-04) 4 July 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth South Shields, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1981 Aldershot 294 (23)
1973–1974 Wimbledon (loan) 15 (2)
1981–1984 York City 103 (4)
1984 Wrexham (loan) 6 (0)
Teams managed
1991–1993 Sunderland
1997–1998 Oxford United (caretaker)
2011 Northampton Town (caretaker)
2011–2012 Oxford United U18's
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Malcolm Crosby (born 4 July 1954) is an English former footballer and manager who was appointed chief scout of Birmingham City in July 2012.

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, Crosby played his football for Aldershot, making 258 appearances between 1971 and 1980 and netting 21 goals. In an exchange deal involving Ian MacDonald he moved to York City and was a vital part of their 1984, record breaking, 4th division champions team. He also had loan spells at Wrexham and Cheltenham Town.

Coaching and management[edit]

He became an assistant manager to Denis Smith at York City, and followed Smith when he became manager at Sunderland in 1988.

When Smith was sacked in 1991, Crosby took over as a caretaker manager until a replacement could be found. Sunderland struggled to find a new manager, and during this protracted period, Crosby took Sunderland to only the 4th FA Cup Final in their history. After sympathetic calls from fans, Crosby was formally offered the manager's post. Sunderland lost the final 2–0 to Liverpool. Despite reaching the Cup Final, Crosby failed to inspire Sunderland in the league, and he was sacked in February 1993 to be replaced by Terry Butcher.[1]

Crosby has also briefly managed Oxford United where he was also an assistant, worked as an assistant manager at West Brom, and as an assistant to Jim Smith at Derby County.

In July 2004 Steve McClaren appointed Crosby as reserve team manager at Middlesbrough. When McClaren was appointed as England manager in the summer of 2006, new Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate appointed Crosby as assistant manager. He was released by Middlesbrough in June 2009, following their relegation to the Championship.[2] In September 2009, Crosby took on a coaching role at Northampton Town.[3] Following the sacking of Ian Sampson[4] on 2 March 2011 he took on the temporary running of the club until a full-time replacement is found.

On 30 May 2011, it was announced Crosby would make a return to Oxford United in the role of Head of Youth Development.

On 5 July 2012, it was announced that Crosby would be taking up the role of Chief Scout at Birmingham City as part of Lee Clark's backroom staff.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaw, Phil (1993-02-02). "Football: Sunderland dismiss Crosby". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  2. ^ "Coach Crosby leaves Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Crosby here to help Sampson". Northampton Town. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  4. ^ "Sampson Sacked from Northampton Town". 

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