|Full name||Stephen Mark Agnew|
|Date of birth||9 November 1965|
|Place of birth||Shipley, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|1992||→ Portsmouth (loan)||5||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Stephen Mark Agnew (born 9 November 1965) is an English former professional footballer who was most recently the caretaker manager at Middlesbrough, who were relegated to the Championship during his tenure.
As a player, he was a midfielder from 1983 to 2002, notably in the Premier League from Blackburn Rovers, Leicester City and Sunderland. He also played in the Football League for Barnsley, Portsmouth and York City before finishing his career in non-League with Gateshead.
Agnew was born in Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire. He started his career at Barnsley, staying there for eight years after turning professional and playing more than 200 times. He was sold to Blackburn Rovers for a £700,000 fee in June 1991 – making him the Ewood Park club's most costly signing at the time, just after wealthy owner Jack Walker bought the club. His spell at Blackburn was unsuccessful, only making four appearances before he joined Portsmouth on loan and then Leicester City permanently in the 1992–93 season, when Rovers were in the new Premier League and Leicester were challenging for promotion from Division One. During his time at Blackburn, the club earned promotion to the Premier League, but Agnew's part in the success was a minimal one as the attention was focused on big-money new signings such as Mike Newell and Roy Wegerle and later Alan Shearer and Stuart Ripley. One of Agnew's most memorable nights in a Leicester City shirt was 15 April 1993, when Leicester beat Millwall 3–0. Agnew scored and was sent off. Agnew "reacted angrily to a heavy challenge by Andy Roberts. At least a dozen players jostled each other as police, stewards and the respective managers tried to restore order. Agnew, who had already been cautioned, appeared to lash out at a Millwall player, leaving Mr Parker no option other than to reach for red. Millwall tried hard to exploit their numerical advantage, only for the home team to score again through David Oldfield." He was part of the Leicester team that won promotion to the Premier League as Division One play-off winners in 1994.
Agnew then moved up the country to Sunderland, helping them win promotion to the Premier League as Division One champions in 1996, although they went down after just one season, and in 1998, he signed for York City, and despite his efforts the Bootham Crescent team were unable to avoid relegation from Division Two in the 1998–99 season. Agnew spent the 2001–02 season playing for Gateshead, where he finished his playing career.
Managerial and coaching career
In February 2002, Agnew moved into coaching, becoming assistant manager of Gateshead to Gary Gill. Both he and Gill resigned from Gateshead after the playing budget was cut in early October 2002.
Agnew continued his coaching at the Middlesbrough Academy and then joined Leeds United as reserve-team manager in 23 July 2003. Agnew left the club to become assistant manager at Hartlepool United on 23 June 2005. On 9 February 2006, Agnew quit his position as reserve-team coach at Hartlepool before rejoining Leeds as under-18s manager.
He rejoined Middlesbrough as reserve-team coach on 23 January 2007. He was promoted to the position of assistant manager on 7 July 2008, following the departure of Steve Harrison. On 18 October 2010, he took over as caretaker manager at Middlesbrough following the resignation of Gordon Strachan. On 29 June 2012, Agnew took up the post of assistant manager at Hull City.
On 23 December 2014, Agnew joined Middlesbrough as assistant head coach, working under head coach Aitor Karanka. On 16 March 2017, Agnew took over as caretaker manager at Middlesbrough, after Aitor Karanka was dismissed. His first match in charge came three days later, as Middlesbrough were beaten 3–1 at home by Manchester United. He was unable to save Middlesbrough from relegation after they finished 19th in the Premier League, remaining in charge until the appointment of Garry Monk on 9 June 2017.
- As of 9 June 2017
|Middlesbrough (caretaker)||18 October 2010||26 October 2010||2||0||0||2||0.0|||
|Middlesbrough (caretaker)||16 March 2017||9 June 2017||11||1||3||7||9.1|||
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