Jason Blunt

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Jason Blunt
Personal information
Full name Jason John Blunt
Date of birth (1977-08-16) 16 August 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Penzance, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leeds United (U23s manager)
Youth career
–1995 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1998 Leeds United 4 (0)
1998 Raith Rovers (loan) 1 (0)
1998–1999 Blackpool 2 (0)
1999–2001 Guiseley ? (?)
2001–2003 Scarborough 80 (8)
2003 Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2003 Doncaster Rovers 13 (3)
2003–2004 Tamworth 50 (1)
2004–2005 Halifax Town 25 (1)
2005–2006 Scarborough (loan) 5 (0)
2007 Sutton Town
2007–???? Goole
National team
England U18 2 (0)
Teams managed
2007 Sutton Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:48, 16 April 2008 (UTC).

Jason John Blunt (born 16 August 1977) is an English football coach and former professional footballer who played in midfield.

He is currently working for the Leeds United academy as the under-23s manager, after a spell as development squad manager as well as under-18s manager.

Playing career[edit]

He began his playing career with Leeds United, making a handful of first-team appearances in the Premier League for the club, making his first team debut under Howard Wilkinson, however, Blunt found places hard to come by with likes of Lee Bowyer, Carlton Palmer, Alf-Inge Håland, Bruno Ribeiro, Matt Jones and Stephen McPhail all vying for places in Leeds' central midfield, before moving into the Football League and non-League football.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Blunt, who managed Sutton Town for six months in 2007, now coaches sports and physical education at Wakefield Independent School while coaching at Leeds United Academy.[2]

After coaching Leeds' under-12 team, after Richard Naylor left the club in the summer of 2014, Blunt became the new coach of Leeds' under-18s and the development squad manager. For the final five games of the 2014/15 season, Blunt assisted the then Leeds head coach Neil Redfearn in the first team after the suspension of Redfearn's assistant Steve Thompson.

On 5 August 2015, Leeds United appointed Daral Pugh as the head of academy coaching, effectively replacing Redfearn and Blunt (who had previously been filling in for Redfearn during his spell as head coach of the first team), and John Anderson became under-18s manager. Blunt was named as a coach to work alongside Anderson.[3]

On 24 June 2016, Blunt was promoted to under-23's/development squad manager.[4]

International career[edit]

During his playing career he represented England U18's in games again France and Scotland.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About The Academy". Leeds United. 2013. Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "About The Academy". Leeds United. 2013. Retrieved 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Leeds United: We've no plans to scale back Thorp Arch academy – Pearson". Yorkshire Evening Post. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "ACADEMY: 2016/17 STRUCTURE CONFIRMED". Leeds United Official Site. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Blunt´s New Role". Halifax Town AFC. 2008-02-07. Archived from the original on 13 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 

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