Adam Sadler

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Adam Sadler
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-01-09) 9 January 1980 (age 39)[1]
Place of birth North Shields, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
(first team coach)
Youth career
Newcastle United
1996–1998 Manchester United
1998–1999 Barnsley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Blyth Spartans
Teams managed
2019 Leicester City (joint-caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Adam Sadler (born 9 January 1980) is an English football coach, who is currently first team coach at Leicester City.

Playing career[edit]

Sadler had stints in the youth academies at Newcastle United, Manchester United and Barnsley, before joining Scottish club Gretna.[2] In August 2003, Blyth Spartans signed Sadler.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

At the age of 21, Sadler entered coaching, joining Newcastle United in 2001. During his time at the club, Sadler was appointed reserve team manager, helping the side to win the Northumberland Senior Cup. A short spell at Norwich City under Glenn Roeder was followed by a return to North East England, where he was assistant manager at Blyth Spartans, Team Northumbria and Gateshead. Sadler later joined Plymouth Argyle, eventually becoming first team coach under manager Peter Reid.[4] In August 2011, Sadler joined Manchester City as under-18 coach.[5] Following two years at Manchester City, Sadler took up a coaching role at Ukrainian club Tavriya Simferopol.[2]

In 2014, Sadler joined Leicester City as a tactical analyst under Nigel Pearson. In 2018, under the management of Claude Puel, Sadler was appointed as first-team coach.[2] On 26 February 2019, following the sacking of Puel, Sadler and joint-caretaker manager Mike Stowell oversaw a 2–1 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion.[6]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Leicester City (caretaker) 24 February 2019 26 February 2019 1 1 0 0 100.0
Total 1 1 0 0 100.0


  1. ^ "Archives". Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Adam Sadler: Leicester City Is A Special Football Club". Leicester City F.C. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived News and Information 22 to 31 August, 2003". Altrincham F.C. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Who is Adam Sadler? The lowdown on Leicester City's new first-team coach". Leicestershire Live. 3 July 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Adam Sadler appointed as U18 coach". Manchester City F.C. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Leicester City 2–1 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 26 February 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.