Paul Raynor

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Not to be confused with the Chester City footballer Paul Raynor (footballer born 1957).
Paul Raynor
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Raynor in 2014
Personal information
Full name Paul James Raynor
Date of birth (1966-04-29) 29 April 1966 (age 51)
Place of birth Nottingham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Nottingham Forest 3 (1)
1984 Bristol Rovers (loan) 8 (0)
1985–1987 Huddersfield Town 50 (9)
1987–1992 Swansea City 191 (27)
1988 Wrexham (loan) 6 (0)
1992–1993 Cambridge United 49 (2)
1993–1995 Preston North End 80 (9)
1995–1997 Cambridge United 79 (7)
1997 Guangdong Hongyuan 10 (1)
1998 Leyton Orient 15 (0)
1998–1999 Kettering Town
1999–2000 Ilkeston Town
2000–2001 Boston United
2001 King's Lynn 5 (0)
2001 Hednesford Town 11 (0)
2001 Gainsborough Trinity
2002 Ossett Albion
2002–2004 King's Lynn 68 (1)
2007–2009 Crawley Town 4 (1)
Teams managed
2001–2001 Hednesford Town (player-manager)
2004–2006 Boston United (assistant manager)
2006–2007 Boston United
2007–2012 Crawley Town (assistant manager)
2012–2015 Rotherham United (assistant manager)
2015–2016 Leeds United (assistant head coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Paul James Raynor (born 29 April 1966) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He was assistant head coach at Leeds United before being sacked in May 2016. Raynor is now assistant manager at league 2 side Mansfield Town. [1]

Career[edit]

He played in the Football League for Nottingham Forest, Bristol Rovers,[2] Huddersfield Town,[3] Swansea City, Wrexham,[4] Cambridge United,[5] Preston North End[6] (where he briefly played alongside a young David Beckham), and Leyton Orient.[7] He has also played a year in the Chinese Jia-A League for Guangdong Hongyuan.[8]

After leaving Leyton Orient, Raynor moved into non-league football with clubs including Kettering Town, Ilkeston Town, Boston United,[9] King's Lynn, Hednesford Town, where he spent a few months as player-manager,[10][11] Gainsborough Trinity,[12] Ossett Albion, and then King's Lynn again, to be released at the end of the 2002–03 season, only to rejoin for the next.[13][14]

Coaching career[edit]

Raynor has coached at clubs Sheffield United and Boston United, where he was assistant manager for a time to Steve Evans.[15] In May 2007 Evans and Raynor left Boston to take over as manager and assistant at Crawley Town,[16] where he occasionally appeared as a player in the Conference.[9] He now is assistant manager and first team coach at Rotherham United in the season 12–13 he achieved promotion with them alongside Steve Evans. On 28 September 2015, left as assistant manager at Rotherham United. [17]

On the 19th October, 2015, Raynor decided to join fellow championship side Leeds United as assistant to Steve Evans, who he previously worked with at Rotherham.[18][19] On 31 May 2016, Evans and Raynor were both sacked by Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino, with Evans becoming the 6th Manager sacked by Cellino in 2 years. On Evans' and Raynor's sacking Cellino revealed in a club statement that he felt the club 'needed a different approach in order to achieve targets for the new season'.[1][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CLUB STATEMENT: STEVE EVANS: United part company with head coach.". Leeds United Official Site. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nottingham Forest : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Huddersfield Town : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Swansea City : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cambridge United : 1970/71–2004/05". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Preston North End : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  7. ^ "Leyton Orient : 1946/47–2008/09". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  8. ^ Nixon, Alan (26 June 1997). "Sheffield United rate Kendall's loss at £1m". The Independent. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "Paul Raynor All-time playing career". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  10. ^ Stoner, Colin (26 May 2001). "Raynor vow to rescue Pitmen" (reprint). Birmingham Post. FindArticles. Retrieved 20 October 2009. [dead link]
  11. ^ Stoner, Colin (12 October 2001). "Pitmen to move fast as Raynor is sacked" (reprint). Birmingham Post. FindArticles. Retrieved 20 October 2009. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Player Details: Season 2001–2002". SoccerFacts UK. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "Morris Influence Easy To See at the Walks". NonLeague Daily. 5 April 2002. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  14. ^ "News Archive May–August 2003". King's Lynn F.C. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "Paul Raynor (First Team Coach)". Boston United F.C. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  16. ^ "Crawley appoint Evans as new boss". BBC Sport. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  17. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/34380186
  18. ^ "Steve Evans Appointed United Head Coach". Leeds United F.C. 19 October 2015. 
  19. ^ "Steve Evans: Leeds appoint new boss as Massimo Cellino banned". BBC Sport. 19 October 2015. 
  20. ^ "Steve Evans: Leeds United sack head coach". BBC Sport. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 

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