David Kerslake

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David Kerslake
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Personal information
Full name David Kerslake
Date of birth (1966-06-19) 19 June 1966 (age 49)
Place of birth Stepney, London, England
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Gillingham (Assistant Manager)
Youth career
1982–1984 Queens Park Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1989 Queens Park Rangers 58 (6)
1989–1993 Swindon Town 135 (1)
1993 Leeds United 8 (0)
1993–1997 Tottenham Hotspur 37 (0)
1996–1997 Swindon Town (loan) 8 (0)
1997–1998 Ipswich Town 7 (0)
1997–1998 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 10 (0)
1998–1999 Swindon Town 24 (0)
Canvey Island
Total 287 (7)
National team
England Schoolboys
England Youth
1985 England U21 1 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Cardiff City (Caretaker)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

David Kerslake (born 19 June 1966) is an English former professional footballer and coach who played for Queens Park Rangers, Swindon Town, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town and Wycombe Wanderers.[1] He is currently the assistant manager at Gillingham.

Playing career[edit]

Kerslake won 29 England youth caps, a record at the time.[citation needed] He made his debut for Queens Park Rangers against Newcastle United in April 1985. He went on to play 58 league games for Rangers, scoring 6 goals. He was transferred to Swindon Town in November 1989.

Kerslake moved on to Leeds United, for only 3 months in which he made 8 appearances before moving to Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs paid £450,000 for Kerslake, however he only made 34 appearances in 4 years for them. He was sent on loan to Swindon and Charlton Athletic, before being released whereupon he joined Ipswich Town in 1997.

Again he only made a handful of appearances for Ipswich, moving on to Wycombe Wanderers and then finishing his career back at Swindon.

Coaching career[edit]

He moved later into coaching becoming a coach under former Swindon teammate Colin Calderwood at Nottingham Forest before leaving the club when Calderwood was sacked in December 2008.[2] He was first team coach at Watford but on 30 June 2011 was announced the new coach of Cardiff City working under Malky Mackay but this time as assistant manager.[3] Following the sacking of Mackay in December 2013, Kerslake and Joe McBride were placed in charge of the first-team.[4] They were in charge until 2 January 2014, when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed as the new Cardiff City manager.[5]

On 6 July 2015 Gillingham appointed Kerslake as Justin Edinburgh's new assistant manager.


Swindon Town


  1. ^ "David Kerslake". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Calderwood sacked as Forest boss". BBC Sport. 26 December 2008. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Malky Mackay's New Appointments". Cardiff City F.C. Official Site (Cardiff City Football Club). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kerslake and McBride in charge". Belfast Telegraph (Belfast). 27 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Cardiff City hire former Man Utd striker as boss". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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