Garry Thompson (footballer, born 1959)

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This article is about the retired footballer. For the Bradford City footballer, see Garry Thompson (footballer born 1980).
For other people named Garry Thompson, see Garry Thompson (disambiguation).
Garry Thompson
Personal information
Full name Garry Lindsey Thompson
Date of birth (1959-10-07) 7 October 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Coventry City 134 (38)
1983–1985 West Bromwich Albion 91 (39)
1985–1986 Sheffield Wednesday 36 (7)
1986–1988 Aston Villa 60 (17)
1988–1990 Watford 34 (8)
1990–1991 Crystal Palace 20 (3)
1991–1993 Queens Park Rangers 19 (1)
1993–1995 Cardiff City 43 (5)
1995–1997 Northampton Town 50 (6)
Total 487 (124)
National team
1981–1982 England U21 6 (3)
Teams managed
2001 Bristol Rovers (caretaker)
2001–2002 Bristol Rovers
2004 Brentford (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Garry Thompson (born 7 October 1959) is an English former professional footballer and football manager, who played as a striker. His younger brother, Keith Thompson, was also a professional footballer.[1]

After retiring as a player, he became a coach and in 2001 he took over as caretaker manager of Bristol Rovers following the sacking of Ian Holloway. He remained in charge for 23 games, until the appointment of Gerry Francis. When Francis resigned five months later, Thompson was given the Bristol Rovers job on a permanent basis,[2] although he lasted only four months before being dismissed.[3] In 2004 he was caretaker manager of Brentford for one game between Wally Downes and Martin Allen.[4]

He joined Conference North side Hucknall Town in February 2006 as assistant to then manager Kevin Wilson, combining his position with a full-time role in promotions. With Hucknall struggling financially, Thompson was released from his contract in December 2006.[5] The Hucknall chairman has denied the reason was financial.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Birmingham and Black Country Black Hall of Fame – Sporting heroes. BBC Sport. Retrieved on 29 September 2009.
  2. ^ "BBC SPORT - BRISTOL ROVERS - Thompson gets Rovers job". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "BBC SPORT - Football - Teams - Bristol Rovers - Ailing Rovers sack Thompson". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Tim Street (18 August 2014). "Rewind: Blackpool v Brentford, March 2004 - Thompson gets a point in his one match in charge". getwestlondon. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "NonLeagueDaily.com". nonleaguedaily.com. Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Thompson sacking not for financial reasons[dead link]

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