Kevin Nugent (footballer)

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Kevin Nugent
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Nugent in 2013
Personal information
Full name Kevin Patrick Nugent[1]
Date of birth (1969-04-10) 10 April 1969 (age 48)[1]
Place of birth Edmonton, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1992 Leyton Orient 94 (20)
1989 Cork City (loan)
1992–1995 Plymouth Argyle 131 (32)
1995–1997 Bristol City 69 (14)
1997–2002 Cardiff City 99 (29)
2002–2003 Leyton Orient 28 (4)
2003 Swansea City (loan) 4 (3)
2003–2006 Swansea City 70 (13)
Teams managed
2007 Swansea City (caretaker)
2009 Leyton Orient (caretaker)
2010 Leyton Orient (caretaker)
2014 Leyton Orient (interim)
2016 Charlton Athletic (caretaker)
2017 Barnet
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kevin Patrick Nugent (born 10 April 1969) is an English former professional footballer and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Nugent began his career at Leyton Orient in the 1980s and made over 100 appearances in all competitions for the club, spending time on loan at Cork City during the 1988–89 season.[2] After finishing the 1991–92 season as the club's top scorer, he signed for Plymouth Argyle in March 1992 for a transfer fee of £200,000 and made over 100 appearances for Plymouth. In September 1995, he moved to Bristol City for a fee of £75,000, although first-team opportunities were more limited.

Nugent signed for Cardiff City in June 1997 for a transfer fee of £65,000. After an injury hit first year at Ninian Park, Nugent enjoyed a strong second year, being awarded the club's player of the year award. He also later captained the side before an Achilles injury saw him lose his place in the side and later leave on a free transfer in January 2002 to return to Leyton Orient,[3] where his career had begun.

In January 2003, Nugent signed for Swansea City on loan, making the move permanent a month later. He was released by the club's new manager Kenny Jackett in June 2004 but a week later, he was surprisingly re-signed as a player and also appointed assistant manager.

Including his appearances on loan, to the end of the 2005–06 season, Nugent had played 83 games for Swansea City in all competitions and had scored 19 goals. He retained his player registration, allowing him to play during injury crises, although he played only once during the 2005–06 season.

Kevin is an ex-pupil of Saint Ignatius College, Enfield.

Management career[edit]

Nugent started his coaching career as assistant manager to Kenny Jackett at Swansea City. When Jackett was sacked on 15 February 2007, Nugent became caretaker manager for two matches earning just one point. With Roberto Martínez taking over, and wanting to bring his own men in, Nugent's future was unclear until Martinez offered him the position of chief scout.

In June 2007, Nugent returned to his playing roots and became the Leyton Orient youth team manager. When Orient manager Martin Ling and his assistant Dean Smith were sacked on 18 January 2009, Nugent took over as caretaker manager. In his four games in charge, he won once; a shock victory at promotion chasing Milton Keynes Dons. Soon after Geraint Williams was installed as Leyton Orient's new manager, with Nugent retaining his role as assistant manager. On 3 April 2010, Williams was sacked and Nugent was once again installed as caretaker manager,[4] remaining in charge for a 2–1 defeat to Southampton before returning to his role as assistant manager following the appointment of Russell Slade.[5] On 25 September 2014, Nugent took over as caretaker manager once more, after Slade resigned a day earlier.[6] He was then named interim manager on 16 October,[7] before Mauro Milanese took over as manager on 27 October.[8] Nugent returned to a coaching role at Orient before leaving the club on 22 January 2016.[9]

On 29 January 2016, Nugent was appointed as first-team coach at Luton Town.[10]

After six months with Luton, Nugent joined Charlton Athletic on 19 July as their assistant manager.[11] He was named caretaker manager on 17 November, following the departure of manager Russell Slade,[12] and won his first match in charge two days later, a 2–0 victory at home to Port Vale.[13] Nugent's stint in caretaker charge concluded on 28 November, during which Charlton won twice and drew once under his tenure, with Karl Robinson taking over as manager.[14][15]

Nugent was appointed head coach at League Two club Barnet on 15 February 2017.[16] He parted company with Barnet on 15 April, after only winning one of 11 matches during his two months in charge.[17]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 April 2017
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Swansea City (caretaker) 15 February 2007 24 February 2007 3 0 1 2 00.0 [18]
Leyton Orient (caretaker) 18 January 2009 5 February 2009 4 1 1 2 25.0 [18]
Leyton Orient (caretaker) 3 April 2010 5 April 2010 1 0 0 1 00.0 [4][5][19]
Leyton Orient (interim) 25 September 2014 27 October 2014 7 2 2 3 28.6 [6][7][8][20]
Charlton Athletic (caretaker) 17 November 2016 28 November 2016 3 2 1 0 66.7 [12][14][21]
Barnet 15 February 2017 15 April 2017 11 1 4 6 09.1 [16][17][22]
Total 29 6 9 14 20.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2006). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2006–07. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 978-1-84596-111-4. 
  2. ^ "Past players". Swansea City A.F.C. 1 May 2008. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Breedon Books. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  4. ^ a b "Leyton Orient part company with Geraint Williams after Hartlepool loss". The Guardian. London. 3 April 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Russell Slade appointed manager at Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. 5 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "Nugent takes charge of Leyton Orient on Saturday". Hackney Gazette. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "Kevin Nugent named as Leyton Orient's interim manager". The Guardian. London. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Leyton Orient appoint former QPR defender Mauro Milanese as manager". The Guardian. London. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  9. ^ "Kevin Nugent leaves Orient". Leyton Orient F.C. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Hatters appoint Kevin Nugent as first team coach". Luton Town F.C. 29 January 2016. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  11. ^ "Charlton Athletic name Kevin Nugent as assistant manager to Russell Slade". BBC Sport. 19 July 2016. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 
  12. ^ a b "Kevin Nugent placed in caretaker charge of Charlton Athletic". BBC Sport. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Charlton Athletic 2–0 Port Vale". BBC Sport. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Karl Robinson: Charlton Athletic name ex-MK Dons boss as new manager". BBC Sport. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  15. ^ Jones, George (26 November 2016). "Nugent proud after Addicks earn last-gasp point". Charlton Athletic F.C. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  16. ^ a b Walker, Ron (15 February 2017). "Charlton assistant Kevin Nugent appointed new Barnet head coach". Barnet & Potters Bar Times. Retrieved 16 February 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Kevin Nugent: Barnet part company with head coach". BBC Sport. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  18. ^ a b "Managers: Kevin Nugent". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  19. ^ "Leyton Orient: Results/matches: 2009/10". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Leyton Orient: Results/matches: 2014/15". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Charlton Athletic: Results/matches: 2016/17". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  22. ^ "Barnet: Results/matches: 2016/17". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 

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