Des Walker

Where is Des Walker now?

Des Walker retired after a second spell at Nottingham Forest in 2004. He still lives in the city and was working as a lorry driver for a friend’s haulage firm in order to keep busy. 

In 2012 Walker appeared in the England team for the Soccer Aid 2012 Charity game at Old Trafford.

He also appeared in 2014 but had to come off with an injury. 

In 2013 Walker appeared in a music video along with Stuart Pearce, Teddy Sheringham and Les Ferdinand for Nottingham based band “The Establishment” – managed by Dion Dublin.

After a long absence away from football, Walker started to take his UEFA coaching badges with an aim to get into football coaching.

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Des Walker’s eldest son Tyler Walker is currently playing as a striker for Nottingham Forest and his youngest son Lewis Walker has been signed by Derby County.

Des Walker had many career highlights including two League Cup wins with Nottingham Forest in 1989 and 1990.

He also made the PFA team of the year on four consecutive seasons from 1989 to 1992.

Walker also represented his country on seven occasions at under 21 level and 59 times for the senior side including the World Cup in 1990 and the European Championships in 1992.

In February 2016, Des Walker joined Championship side Derby County as their academy’s defensive coach.

Walker was a member of the successful PlayOn soccer sevens side that won the Masters plate at the 2017 Hong Kong Masters.

Des Walker is also a popular after dinner speaker at various events across the UK and is available to book through Champions UK.

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Des Walker: Premier League Statistics

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