Where is James Beattie now?
After playing and scoring goals at the highest level, James Beattie dropped down the leagues eventually playing for Accrington Stanley with whom he retired with at the end of the 2012-13 season.
In May 2013 James Beattie was appointed Accrington Stanley’s new manager and despite having no previous experience he led them to a respectable mid-table finish in his first season.
In September 2014 Beattie left the club by mutual consent.
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James Beattie is director of football at The Secret Footballer which is an online publishing platform, hosting articles from many secret personas from the world of football – from “inside the game”.
James Beattie was also a pundit and match analyst for BT Sport, the BBC and Sky Sports during the 2014-15 season
In July 2015 Beattie was back coaching when he was appointed as a first team coach at Swansea City, joining up with former Southampton team mate Garry Monk.
Unfortunately, Beattie’s stay at Swansea was a brief one as he left after six months when Garry Monk was sacked after a bad run of Premier League results.
In February 2016 Beattie joined sports recruitment company Sport Careers as a director where he assists with the development of their services as well as their ongoing market growth.
James Beattie made a return to coaching in June 2016 when he joined Garry Monk at Leeds United as his first team coach.
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James Beattie: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Everton, Southampton, Stoke City|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com