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 Championship side Aston Villa. He was previously the assistant manager of Premier League sides Everton F.C & 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 future England manager 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 one of his first moves was to appoint Steve 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, becoming the first coaching appointment of manager Sam Allardyce.

On 4 July 2008, Round became the new assistant manager to David Moyes at Everton, replacing Alan Irvine who left In November of the 2007–08 season to be Manager of Preston North End.

It was reported on 27 May 2013 that, following David Moyes' appointment as the successor to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United, Round would continue in his role as assistant manager to Moyes at United, thus replacing Mike Phelan. [2] On 1 July, Round was officially announced in this new role.

On 22 April 2014, Round was relieved of his duties at Manchester United following the sacking of manager David Moyes.[3]

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


  1. ^ "Coach Round Leaves Middlesbrough". BBC Sport. 15 December 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
  2. ^ Sky Sports  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  4. ^ "Round appointed as Technical Director". Aston Villa FC. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.