Frankie Bunn

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Frankie Bunn
Personal information
Full name Frank Stephen Bunn[1]
Date of birth (1962-11-06) 6 November 1962 (age 58)[1]
Place of birth Solihull, England[1]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Wigan Athletic (U23 coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Luton Town 59 (9)
1985–1987 Hull City 95 (23)
1987–1990 Oldham Athletic 78 (26)
Stalybridge Celtic
Radcliffe Borough
Total 232 (58)
Teams managed
2008 Coventry City (joint caretaker)
2018 Oldham Athletic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Frank Stephen Bunn (born 6 November 1962) is an English former professional footballer who is currently the U23 coach of League One club Wigan Athletic. He holds the Football League Cup record for the most goals (six) by a player in a single match, achieved in 1989.


He played as a striker and began his career at Luton Town, and later played for Hull City and Oldham Athletic. His most famous moment as a player came on 25 October 1989, when he scored six goals in Oldham's 7–0 victory over Scarborough in the third round of the League Cup, which is still the League Cup record for most goals by a player in a single match.[2]

In 1990, Bunn was forced to retire from professional football because of injury. He then joined Stalybridge Celtic[3] and later Radcliffe Borough.[4] He later became a coach and began his coaching career at Wigan Athletic, before joining Manchester City as reserve team coach in 1998. In February 2007, Bunn was appointed first-team coach at Coventry City,[5] and on 11 February 2008, he was named joint caretaker manager along with John Harbin, following the dismissal of Iain Dowie.[6] He returned to his old position as first-team coach following Chris Coleman's appointment as manager on 19 February 2008.[7][8] He left the club in May 2010 after his contract expired.[7]

In June 2011, Bunn was appointed as Steve Eyre's assistant manager at Rochdale. In July 2012, he joined Huddersfield Town as a professional development coach working with the academy under-18 team.[9]

Bunn was appointed manager of newly relegated League Two club Oldham Athletic on 13 June 2018 on a one-year contract,[10] but sacked the following December.[11]

In July 2019, he joined Wigan Athletic and as of the 2020-21 season is the coach of their U23 side.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Bunn's son, Harry Bunn, is a professional footballer, who plays for York City.[13]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 26 December 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Coventry City (joint caretaker) 11 February 2008 19 February 2008 2 0 1 1 000.0 [6][14]
Oldham Athletic 13 June 2018 27 December 2018 31 12 8 11 038.7 [14]
Total 33 12 9 12 036.4


  1. ^ a b c "Frankie Bunn". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Bunn's Half Dozen". Fifty: Celebrating 50 years of the League Cup. The Football League. Retrieved 14 March 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Southampton sign Monkou". The Independent. London. 22 August 1992. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Bunn back at double". Lancashire Telegraph. Blackburn. 7 May 1996. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Dowie adds Bunn to coaching staff". BBC Sport. 28 February 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Dowie sacked as Coventry manager". BBC Sport. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Frankie Bunn to leave Coventry City". Coventry Telegraph. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Coleman unveiled as Coventry boss". BBC Sport. 19 February 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Frankie goes to Huddersfield". Sporting Life. 365 Media Group. 13 July 2012. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Frankie Bunn: Oldham Athletic appoint new manager on one-year deal". BBC Sport. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Frankie Bunn: Oldham Athletic sack manager after six months in charge". BBC Sport. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
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  14. ^ a b "Managers: Frankie Bunn". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 October 2018.

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