Alan Cork

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Where is Alan Cork now?

A legend at Wimbledon where he made over 400 appearances, Alan Cork retired from playing professionally in 1995 after a spell playing for Fulham in Division Two.

During Cork’s 14-years at Wimbledon he won an FA Cup winner’s medal and also made a club record number of appearances.

He also holds the record for the most first team goals scored as well as being the only player to have scored in all four divisions of the pre-1992 Football League and the Premier League.

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Upon retiring from playing Cork stayed on at Fulham as a coach where he worked with the youth team before a promotion to first team coach when Mickey Adams was appointed.

The pair enjoyed a successful campaign in 1996-97 winning promotion from Division Three but were sacked in September 1997 when new owner Mohammed Al-Fayed appointed ‘higher profile’ figures in Kevin Keegan and Ray Wilkins.

Adams and Cork then moved to Swansea a month later but Adams left the club just 13 days into his tenure leaving Cork in charge for the rest of the season.

Leaving Swansea at the end of the season, Cork then joined non-league side Chesham United as player-manager before joining Mickey Adams as his assistant at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Cork was on the move once again in 2000 when he was appointed as assistant manager of Cardiff City working with his former Wimbledon manager Bobby Gould,

After Gould was moved upstairs to a general manager role after only a couple of months at the club, Cork was promoted to first team manager.

He enjoyed a very successful first season at the club winning promotion to Division Two but his second season was much more difficult and he was sacked in 2002 after a run of poor results.

In September 2002, Cork linked up with Mickey Adams for the third time at Leicester City with the duo managing to win promotion to the Premier League in their first season.

Unfortunately Leicester City were relegated the following season and after a poor start to their Championship campaign in 2003-04 the pair left the club.

Cork and Adams then spent two seasons in the Championship with Coventry City before Cork moved to Bolton Wanderers where he spent three years working first as a scout and then as assistant head coach.

The pair were reunited in 2010 when they joined Sheffield United but were unable to save the club from relegation to League One and they were subsequently sacked at the end of the season.

Since 2010 Cork has been working for the Football Association as one of their senior scouts recommending players for the senior and under 21 teams.

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Alan Cork: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEngland
PositionStriker
Appearances46
Goals Scored5
Yellow Cards0
Red Cards1
Premier League Teams Played forSheffield United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com