Richard Hill (footballer born 1963)
|Date of birth||20 September 1963|
|Place of birth||Hinckley, England|
|Playing position||Midfield (Utility)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).|
Richard Hill (born 20 September 1963) is a former English footballer who played for Oxford United, Watford, Northampton Town and Leicester City. He has been assistant manager at 6 different clubs, including Queens Park Rangers, and had a difficult but successful stint as manager of Stevenage Borough.
During his playing days Hill played for Northampton Town, Watford and Oxford United. In his time at Northampton, Hill scored 33 league and cup goals in one season, winning the golden boot for finishing as the club's top goal scorer.
Hill was transferred from Northampton Town to Watford for a Fourth Division record fee of £258,000.
Hill was then transferred from Watford to Oxford United for £260,000. Hill was the last signing made by Graham Taylor before his departure from Watford to manage Aston Villa at the end of the 1986-87 season. He did not feature in the plans of incoming manager Dave Bassett and consequently, his stay at Vicarage Road was brief only appearing 4 times.
Hill had to finish a flourishing career due to a serious knee injury, having amassed 69 goals from just 170 Football League games.
Since retiring from playing the vastly experienced Hill has been assistant manager to John Gregory at both Wycombe Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers, Brian Little at Aston Villa, Martin Wilkinson at Northampton Town, Andy Hessenthaler at Gillingham, Tranmere Rovers and was first team coach at Reading. He has also coached at Swindon Town, scouted for Derby County and managed Stevenage Borough.
In June 2010, Hill was appointed technical advisor to the Ethiopian national football team and has been working with them during the African Nations qualifying games.
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- "Hill announced as new Eastleigh boss". Southern Daily Echo. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012.