Steve Round

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Steve Round
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-11-09) 9 November 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Playing position Full-back
Club information
Current team
Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1995 Derby County 9 (0)
1995–1996 Nuneaton Borough
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Steve Round (born 9 November 1970 in Burton upon Trent) is an English football coach and ex-player, who is currently Director of Football at Aston Villa. He was previously the assistant manager at Premier League sides Everton & Manchester United.


As a player, Round was a full-back with Derby County, before being forced to retire early through injury after only nine league appearances. He joined the club's coaching staff, and it was here that he first worked with Steve McClaren. When McClaren was appointed Middlesbrough manager in 2001, he appointed Round to his coaching staff.

McClaren was named as England head coach in 2006, and again appointed Round to his backroom staff. Round continued with Middlesbrough in a dual role until 15 December 2006, when he left the club by mutual consent following a "difference in philosophy and ideas" with new manager Gareth Southgate.[1]

He became first-team coach at Newcastle on 1 July 2007, working under Sam Allardyce. On 4 July 2008, Round became the new assistant manager to David Moyes at Everton, replacing Alan Irvine who had left mid-way through the previous season.

In May 2013 it was announced Round would follow Moyes to Manchester United, where he was to succeed long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson.[2] Round started in his new post on 1 July. On 22 April 2014, Round was relieved of his duties at United following the sacking of Moyes.[3]

On 1 September 2016, Round was appointed as Director of Football at Aston Villa.[4]


  1. ^ "Coach Round Leaves Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Premier League: Manchester United appoint Steve Round as assistant manager". Sky Sports. 
  3. ^ "David Moyes: Manchester United manager sacked by club". BBC Sport. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2017-04-10. 
  4. ^ "Round appointed as Technical Director". Aston Villa FC. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.