Money in 2010
|Full name||Richard Money|
|Date of birth||13 October 1955|
|Place of birth||Lowestoft, England|
|1981||→ Derby County (loan)||5||(0)|
|1987||Scunthorpe United (Caretaker)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Richard Money (born 13 October 1955) is an English former footballer and manager and was most recently Academy Director for Norwich City. Before this, he managed Cambridge United, overseeing the side's return to the Football League after a nine-year absence. Money was dismissed by Cambridge in November 2015.
Born in Lowestoft, Suffolk, Money grew up a Norwich City fan. He began his career at Scunthorpe United as a defender, later playing for Liverpool, Luton, Portsmouth and Fulham, among others, during the 1970s and 1980s. At Liverpool he was an unused substitute in the 1981 European Cup Final, having played in the semi-final.
Money became caretaker player/manager of Scunthorpe at the end of his playing career. He was later Youth Coach at Aston Villa before returning four years later to Scunthorpe to take the manager's role. He became coach at Nottingham Forest during their successful return to the premiership and Europe in the 1990s before leaving with manager Frank Clark to coach at Manchester City. He also had very successful spells as both Academy Director and First Team Coach at Coventry City. He built up extensive experience in management and coaching in Sweden, as manager of successful club AIK, gaining experience of coaching in the UEFA Cup, and then at Västerås SK, saving them from certain relegation. He then coached in Australia with Newcastle United Jets in the newly formed A-League, leading the club to a fourth-place finish and a place in the Grand final series.
Money returned to England to become manager of Walsall in May 2006, signing a two-year contract. He guided Walsall to the League Two title in the 2006–07 season, with the club conceding just 34 goals over 46 games. He was linked with the vacant managerial position at local rivals Coventry City in February 2008.
On 30 October 2009, Money was announced as manager of Conference Premier side Luton Town, the club he had played for in the 1982–83 season. After a run of games in March 2010 where Luton won seven out of eight games, scoring twenty-seven goals, Money was given the Conference Manager of the Month award. Luton finished the season in second place, losing to York City in the play-off semi-final. In August 2010 Money apologised to Luton supporters for confronting them over criticism and abuse of his players. He later released a statement apologising to the club and supporters." He was replaced six months later by his assistant Gary Brabin on 28 March 2011. He left the club third in the league and with the most successful win ratio of any Luton Town manager.
On 4 October 2012 Money had joined Cambridge United as head coach, with the then current manager, Jez George, returning to his role as Director of Football. Cambridge finished 14th at the end of the 2012–13 campaign before undertaking a significant rebuild of the squad. A host of players arrived in readiness for the new campaign, Money's first full season in charge, and Cambridge were unbeaten after the first 16 games of the Conference season. Though that run was eventually ended by Southport, Cambridge remained in the top two for the remainder of the season – winning the FA Trophy along the way. Money then led the club to promotion via the play-offs, a 2–1 victory over Gateshead at Wembley securing a return to the Football League after a nine-year absence.
Money then guided his newly promoted Cambridge side to a replay against Manchester United in the FA Cup Fourth Round at Old Trafford in January 2015. On 11 May 2015 Money signed a new 3-year contract with Cambridge - prolonging his stay until 2018, and officially giving him the title of manager, rather than head coach.
Money was sacked as manager on 2 November 2015.
On 15 August 2017 Norwich City announced that Money had left the Club by mutual consent. Money stating the recent club overhaul and his own desire to return to management as reasons for his departure.
On 5 October 2017, he was appointed manager of Solihull Moors with the club 23rd in the National League and four points from safety, but resigned after 26 days, with the club bottom of the league.
|Scunthorpe United||6 January 1993||31 July 1994||70||23||24||23||32.86|
|AIK||1 January 2003||19 April 2004||37||16||13||8||43.24|
|Västerås SK||25 May 2004||31 October 2004||24||11||6||7||45.83|
|Newcastle Jets||23 August 2005||2 May 2006||27||9||7||11||33.33|
|Walsall||3 May 2006||22 April 2008||103||44||33||26||42.72|
|Luton Town||30 October 2009||28 March 2011||84||46||21||17||54.76|
|Cambridge United||4 October 2012||2 November 2015||170||67||45||58||39.41|
|Solihull Moors||5 October 2017||31 October 2017||6||2||1||3||33.33|
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