Steve Eyre

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Steve Eyre
Personal information
Full name Steven Frederick Eyre
Date of birth (1972-05-09) 9 May 1972 (age 46)
Place of birth Salford, England
Club information
Current team
Fleetwood Town (Coach)
Youth career
1988–1990 Burnley
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Wigan Athletic 0 (0)
Teams managed
2011 Rochdale
2013 Huddersfield Town (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Steven Frederick "Steve" Eyre (born 9 May 1972[1]) is a football manager, who is currently a 1st Team Coach at Fleetwood, having been appointed on the 21st May by new manager Joey Barton. Born in Salford,[2] his father is ex-player and radio pundit Fred Eyre.

Playing career[edit]

Steve played for several non-league clubs in the north west of England, enjoying his best times as a player at Chorley.

Managerial career[edit]

After quitting playing aged 19 to take up coaching Eyre moved up the ranks to coach Manchester City's youth team where he won five youth league titles and led the club to two FA Youth Cup final appearances, winning in 2008.[3] He spent 21 years with Manchester City.[4]

On 13 June 2011, Eyre was appointed Rochdale manager, after Keith Hill signed for Barnsley.[4]

On 19 December 2011, with the club in 22nd place in League One, Rochdale terminated the contracts of Eyre and his assistant manager Frankie Bunn.[5]

On 12 April 2012, Eyre was appointed the role of Senior Professional Development Coach at League One club Huddersfield Town, taking a leading role in the club's Development Squad.[6] Following Simon Grayson's sacking on 24 January 2013, he and Mark Lillis became joint caretaker managers until a successor was chosen.

On 21 May 2018, he was appointed as joint First Team Coach at Fleetwood Town alongside former Tranmere Rovers, Crystal Palace and Queens Park Rangers defender Clint Hill.[7]

Honours[edit]

Coach[edit]

Manchester City

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Claire, with whom he has three daughters.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rollin, Jack (ed.). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1991-92. Queen Anne Press. p. 560. ISBN 0356191982. 
  2. ^ "New Rochdale boss Steve Eyre relishes League One challenge". BBC. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  3. ^ "Steve Eyre Named". Rochdale A.F.C. Official Site. Rochdale A.F.C. 13 June 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Partington, Richard (2011-06-14). "Eyre apparent: Rochdale appoint Steve Eyre as new manager". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  5. ^ "League One strugglers Rochdale sack Steve Eyre and Frankie Bunn". www.guardian.co.uk. 19 December 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Eyre Appointed Development Coach". htafc.com. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-04-12. 
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44200561
  8. ^ Partington, Richard (2011-06-14). "Steve Eyre's Rochdale calling card". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2011-08-18.