Kenny Lowe

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Kenny Lowe
Personal information
Full name Kenneth Lowe
Date of birth (1961-11-06) 6 November 1961 (age 54)
Place of birth Billingham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Hartlepool United 54 (3)
1984–1985 Billingham Town
1985–1987 Gateshead
1987–1990 Barrow
1987–1988 Scarborough (loan) 4 (0)
1990–1993 Barnet 72 (5)
1993 Stoke City 9 (0)
1993–1996 Birmingham City 21 (3)
1994–1995 Carlisle United (loan) 2 (0)
1995–1996 Hartlepool United (loan) 13 (3)
1996 Darlington 14 (0)
1996–1998 Gateshead 91 (6)
National team
England semi-professional 2 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Gateshead
1999–2003 Barrow
2007–2011 Perth Glory (asst. coach)
2013– Perth Glory

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Kenny Lowe (born 6 November 1961) is a former professional footballer and current head coach of Perth Glory FC in the A-league. Kenny played for ten clubs in England, as well as a stint in Australia. He also later managed Gateshead and Barrow before returning to Perth to work in football.

Playing career[edit]

Lowe played for ten clubs during his career, which started on a part-time basis in 1981 with Hartlepool United, while he served an apprenticeship as a pipe-fitter and welder with ICI.[1] He moved to Australia during the 1980s to play for Spearwood in the Western Australia Premier League before returning to England.[2] He was twice signed by manager Barry Fry, first for £40,000 for Barnet in 1991 and secondly at Birmingham City for £75,000, when at the age of 31 he turned professional.[1] He finally ended his career at the age of 39. He also won two caps with the England semi-professional team.[1]

Managerial career[edit]

Lowe started his managerial career with Gateshead as joint manager with Matty Pearson.[3] He returned to Barrow in 1999 when the club had just four players.[1] He stayed at Barrow for four seasons during which time they remained in administration.[4]

He left Barrow to move to Australia where he is an assistant manager at Perth Glory.[2] He also coaches at the Football West national training centre, taking charge of the team in inter-state matches.

Following the sacking of Alistair Edwards as Perth Glory's head coach, Lowe was appointed as the caretaker coach.[5]

On the 22nd of April Kenny Lowe was appointed as full-time coach of Perth Glory, after winning just 4 of 17 games as caretaker coach.[6] In his first full season in charge of the Glory he led them to the final of the 2014 FFA Cup.

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 15 February 2015
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Barrow England August 1999 May 2003 176 78 46 52 44.32
Perth Glory Australia 20 December 2013 Present 40 18 8 14 45.00
Total 216 96 54 66 44.44

Outside football[edit]

He was born in Sedgefield, County Durham, and now lives in Perth, Australia.[3] His sister is Kendra Slawinski, an international netball player.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Turnbull, Simon (12 November 2000). "The real Barrow boys". London: The Independent. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Glory Fill Coaching Jobs". Four Four Two. 6 November 2007. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Hall of Fame: Lowe". Heed Army. 2 November 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  4. ^ Fletcher, Paul (6 December 2002). "Barrow eye big pay-day". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "KENNY LOWE APPOINTED INTERIM PERTH GLORY HEAD COACH". Football Federation Australia. 20 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "COACH ANNOUNCEMENT". Football Federation Australia. 22 April 2014. 

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