|Full name||David John Kevan|
|Date of birth||31 August 1968|
|Place of birth||Wigtown, Scotland|
|1989||→ Cardiff City (loan)||7||(0)|
|1990||→ Maidstone United (loan)||3||(0)|
|2002||Stoke City (caretaker)|
|2009||Notts County (caretaker)|
|2009–2010||Notts County (caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
David John "Dave" Kevan (born 31 August 1968) is a former Scottish footballer. He is also a former professional player who played as a midfielder for Notts County, Cardiff City, Stoke City, Maidstone United, Bournemouth.
Kevan was born in Wigtown and began his career with English Third Division club Notts County. He made his debut for the Magpies against Gillingham in February 1986 and forced his way into the first team in 1986–87 season making 38 appearances. He played in 40 games in 1987–88 as Notts missed out on promotion by a single point. He played 24 times in 1988–89 but lost his place in 1989–90 and spent a month on loan at Cardiff City, making seven appearances.
In February 1990 Kevan joined Stoke City under the management of Alan Ball. His debut for Stoke was in the Potteries derby against Port Vale in a 0–0 draw. Stoke were relegated to the Third Division at the end of the season and Kevan found himself out of the team in 1990–91 making eight appearances and spent time out on loan at Maidstone United. New manager Lou Macari moved Kevan into defence in 1991–92 and he played in 57 matches including in the 1992 Football League Trophy Final. He made 16 appearances in 1992–93 as Stoke won promotion back to the second tier. Kevan then ended his career at Bournemouth making a single appearance before returning to the Victoria Ground to become a coach.
After retiring as a professional player, Kevan joined the coaching staff of Stoke City. Kevan was appointed first-team coach in 2001, and later spent a spell as caretaker manager in October 2002. Kevan became Assistant Manager at Notts County in 2007, having held similar posts at both Stoke City and Burnley. Kevan rejected an approach from Crewe Alexandra to become their Assistant Manager. Following the sacking of Ian McParland, Kevan took charge for the next two games and when Hans Backe was named as manager Kevan was kept as Assistant Manager. Just seven weeks later he took the position of Caretaker manager against as Hans Backe resigned. He remained in charge until 23 February 2010, and reverted to his previous role as Assistant upon the appointment of Steve Cotterill as manager. Kevan was sacked as Assistant Manager of Notts County on 24 October 2010.
Kevan joined the coaching staff at Stockport County in December 2010. He then joined Hereford United in January 2011. He re-joined former club Stoke City in June 2011 taking the position of Academy Team Manager. He left Stoke on 22 May 2013.
In September 2013, Kevan joined Cheltenham Town as the first team coach. But just two months later, he joined Forest Green Rovers as assistant manager following the appointment of his former Stoke colleague, Adrian Pennock, to the managerial role at The New Lawn. Despite having helped Forest Green to a top five place in the Football Conference and with just five games left in the 2014-15 season, he quit the club and re-joined Notts County as first team coach on 31 March 2015. He left the club in December 2015.
As a player
- Sourced from Dave Kevan profile at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Notts County||1985–86||Third Division||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
|Cardiff City (loan)||1989–90||Third Division||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||7||0|
|Stoke City||1989–90||Second Division||17||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||17||0|
|Maidstone United (loan)||1990–91||Fourth Division||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0|
As a manager
- As of 23 February 2010
|Stoke City||10 October 2002||1 November 2002||4||0||0||4||0.0|
|Notts County||13 October 2009||27 October 2009||2||1||1||0||50.0|
|Notts County||15 December 2009||23 February 2010||11||6||3||2||54.5|
- Stoke City
- Lowe, Simon (2000). Stoke City The Modern Era – A Complete Record. Desert Island Books. ISBN 1-874287-39-2.
- "DAVID KEVAN". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "Kevan appointed first-team coach". BBC Sport. 2 August 2001. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "Manager Records". Stoke City Football Club. Retrieved 22 July 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Dave Kevan Leaves Burnley". Stoke City Football Club. 21 October 2007. Archived from the original on 29 February 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "Kevan keen to play role in Magpies' future". This Is Nottingham. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "Kevan rejects Crewe assistant job". BBC Sport. 12 June 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
- "Craig Short sacked as Notts County manager". BBC Sport. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- "New coach joins staff". Stockport County F.C. official website. 10 December 2010. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
- "Dave Kevan joins Hereford United coaching staff". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Hereford United first-team coach Dave Kevan joins Stoke". BBC Sport. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- "Potteries derby poised for return". thisisstaffordshire.co.uk. 25 June 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2011.
- "Dave Kevan heads list of departures from the Britannia". The Sentinel. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Jon Palmer (14 September 2013). "Cheltenham Town: Dave Kevan joins Yates' coaching staff". This Is Gloucestershire. Retrieved 15 September 2013.
- "Adrian Pennock: Forest Green Rovers appoint ex-Stoke coach". BBC Sport. 12 November 2013.
- "Former Notts County assistant rejoins as coach". BBC Sport. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
- "Forest Green boss Ady Pennock shocked by Dave Kevan's switch to Notts County". Stroud News & Journal. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
- Dave Kevan management career statistics at Soccerbase
- Dave Kevan stats at Neil Brown stat site