Jon Whitney (footballer)

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Jon Whitney
Personal information
Full name Jonathan David Whitney
Date of birth (1970-12-23) 23 December 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Nantwich, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1988–1989 Wigan Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Skelmersdale United 0 (0)
1992–1993 Winsford United 0 (0)
1993–1996 Huddersfield Town 18 (0)
1994Wigan Athletic (loan) 12 (0)
1996–1999 Lincoln City 101 (8)
1999–2001 Hull City 57 (3)
2001–2002 King's Lynn 5 (1)
Teams managed
2016–2018 Walsall
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jonathan David "Jon" Whitney (born 23 December 1970) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender in the Football League.[1] He was later manager of Walsall from 2016 to 2018.

Walsall[edit]

In December 2003, Whitney was appointed physiotherapist at Walsall[2] having previously worked, after his footballing retirement, as a Sports Therapist in his own clinic whilst also helping his father-in-law dig graves in his role as undertaker[3] and pursuing a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy at the University of Salford,[4] graduating in 2006.[5] On 7 November 2006 Whitney made a brief playing come back, appearing for Walsall in the 2–1 Birmingham Senior Cup victory over Burton Albion.[6]

Coaching[edit]

On 4 January 2011, Walsall announced the departure of Manager, Chris Hutchings and his Assistant, Martin O'Connor.[7] On the same day, Walsall's Head of Youth, Dean Smith, was confirmed as Caretaker Manager and it was announced that Whitney would be assisting Smith in First Team Affairs.[8] On 21 January 2011, Walsall confirmed Smith as Manager,[9] whilst Whitney was appointed as Assistant Manager[10] until the end of the season. He combined the role of Assistant Manager with the role of Club Physiotherapist.

On 1 June 2016, Whitney was appointed manager of Walsall on a three-year-contact.[11] On 12 March 2018, Whitney was dismissed as manager.[12]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 10 March 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Walsall 7 March 2016 12 March 2018 109 38 29 42 034.9 [13]
Total 109 38 29 42 034.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jon Whitney All time playing career". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Exclusive! New Physio Announced". Walsall F.C. Official Website. 4 December 2003. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  3. ^ "Whitney Ready To Go". Walsall F.C. Official Website. 17 December 2003. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  4. ^ "Jon Whitney". Walsall F.C. 23 January 2009. Archived from the original on 19 February 2012. Retrieved 15 October 2009.
  5. ^ Graduation booklet. University of Salford. 2006. p. 23.
  6. ^ "Whitters Rolls Back The Years". Walsall F.C. Official Website. 8 November 2006. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  7. ^ [1] Archived 7 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Tranmere v Walsall preview". Sky Sports. 7 January 2011.
  9. ^ [2] Archived 18 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ [3] Archived 19 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "Walsall - Football". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  12. ^ "Dean Keates: Walsall appoint Wrexham boss as new manager". BBC Sport. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Managers: Jon Whitney". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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