Brian Eastick

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Brian Eastick
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-01-27) 27 January 1951 (age 66)[1]
Place of birth London, England
Club information
Current team
Youth career
Years Team
Crystal Palace
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
England U18
Teams managed
Years Team
1987–1988 Newport County
2006–2009 England U19
2009–2011 England U20

Brian Eastick (born 27 January 1951) is an association football coach who is currently the technical director of Al Jazira. He previously managed Newport County, and held various posts within the England coaching setup, including head coach of the under-19 and under-20 teams.

Playing career[edit]

As a young player at Crystal Palace, Eastick was capped at England under-18 level.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

He has been involved in coaching for more than 30 years, working at Queens Park Rangers, Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion and Charlton Athletic,[3] before spending five months as manager of Newport County in the 1987–88 season. He then took the post of assistant manager of Leyton Orient.[4] before working at Coventry City, Crewe Alexandra and Sheffield United.[3] Between 1988 and 1995 Eastick worked part-time at the Football Association's National School at Lilleshall before leaving to take up a role as assistant to Bryan Hamilton in managing the Northern Ireland team between 1995 and 1998.[2]

Eastick spent seven years at Birmingham City, brought in by manager Trevor Francis to develop the youth system from scratch,[5][6] before spending two years as academy manager and head coach of Newcastle United during Sir Bobby Robson's reign.[3]

In May 2005 he was appointed assistant to Don Givens as manager of the Republic of Ireland under-21 team.[7] In August of the same year, Eastick was appointed a national coach with the FA and took responsibility for the England under-18 side.[2] When Martin Hunter stepped down in June 2006 to take up a role as first-team coach with Norwich City,[8] Eastick stepped up to take charge of the under-19s. He led that team to the final of the 2009 European Championships,[2] before taking over as head coach of the England under-20 team, from the 2009 under-20 World Cup finals until the 2011 competition.[9][10]

Eastick spent several days in Hong Kong in September 2011 as prime candidate for the post of manager of the Hong Kong national football team. He was offered the post, but turned it down.[11][12]

He returned to Stuart Pearce's coaching staff, assisting with the under-21 team and with the Great Britain Olympic team.[13] When Pearce stood in as England manager in February 2012, Eastick took charge of the under-21 match on the same night.[14]

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Won %
Newport County 7 September 1987 11 March 1988 28 4 5 19 14.29


  1. ^ Technical Study Group, ed. (2009). "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009: Technical Report and Statistics" (PDF). FIFA. p. 131. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Brian Eastick". The Football Association. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Clarkson, Ian (31 March 2009). "Brian Eastick". Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Louise (30 May 1989). "Eastick happy to cope with play-off pressure" (reprint). The Times. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Boys' own story" (reprint). Birmingham Post. 12 February 2000. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  6. ^ Clarkson, Ian (17 September 2003). "Importance of Academy system should not be under-estimated, says Eastick as he swaps Blues for Magpies". Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Eastick appointed to Ireland Under-21 role". Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). 9 May 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "Hunter ready for action". Norwich City F.C. 26 June 2007. Archived from the original on 25 July 2012. 
  9. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (25 September 2009). "Aims and objectives". The Football Association. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Veevers, Nicholas (11 August 2011). "Eastick's pride". The Football Association. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Chan Kin-wa (1 October 2011). "Eastick is offered job as HK manager". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Chan Kin-wa (11 October 2011). "English coach turns down HK job offer". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Eastick: Once in a lifetime". The Football Association. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  14. ^ "Eastick to take U21s reins". The Football Association. 9 February 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2013.