Jon Rudkin

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Jon Rudkin (born 13 January 1968) is an English football coach currently working for Leicester City as its Director of Football, alongside his role as Academy Director.[1]

Leicester City[edit]

Youth roles[edit]

Rudkin was appointed the Academy Manager at Leicester City in June 2003 having previously been a schoolboy in the City youth system himself when he was 16 and working as a youth coach since 1998.[citation needed] After working as a coach on a part-time basis Rudkin took up the full-time post of Head Coach at the then centre of excellence.[citation needed] During that period Leicester produced a number of outstanding talents which have progressed from the Academy to the first team – including Emile Heskey and Matt Piper.[citation needed]

Rudkin holds the UEFA Pro licence and has completed the Academy Director's licence.[citation needed] On 29 August 2007, he jointly took over managerial responsibility of Leicester after Martin Allen left by mutual consent.[2]

Rudkin has since overseen the development of players through the Leicester City youth academy such as Andy King, Joe Mattock, Richard Stearman, Jeffrey Schlupp and Liam Moore.[citation needed] All five having gained international recognition in the form of either a full international cap or an Under-21 international cap.[citation needed]

Director of Football[edit]

On 14 December 2014, Rudkin replaced the outgoing Terry Robinson as director of football.[3]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 13 September 2007.
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Leicester City (caretaker) 29 August 2007 13 September 2007 1 0 1 0 000.0 [2][4][5]
Total 1 0 1 0 000.0


  1. ^ Jon Rudkin to mastermind Leicester City's January transfer dealings in role as new director of football, Leicester Mercury , Retrieved on 15 December 2014
  2. ^ a b "Allen ends brief Leicester reign". BBC Sport. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Leicester City Makes Change In Director Of Football Role". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved on 14 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Megson excited by Leicester job". BBC Sport. 13 September 2007. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Results/matches: 2007/08". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

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