Lee Bowyer

Where is Lee Bowyer now?

A no-nonsense battling midfielder who was never far away from controversy, Lee Bowyer retired from playing in 2012 after a season playing in the Championship with Ipswich Town.

During his playing career Bowyer, a keen fisherman, spent every summer fishing in a lake in France with his friends.

Upon retiring he called the owner of the lake and subsequently bought it calling it Etang de Bows which translates as ‘Bows’ Lake’. He now divides his time between France and England.

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In October 2015, Lee Bowyer was invited by Watford U21’s manager and former Leeds United team mate Harry Kewell to assist with the coaching of their U21’s team for a month.

The trial was an opportunity for Bowyer and the academy to have a look at each other to see if they could possibly work together in the future but things didn’t work out and Bowyer returned to his fishing lake in France.

Bowyer still plays football for fun and turns out for Jimmy Bullard’s veteran team called Crayford One Bell FC.

Having completed his coaching badges in 2016, Bowyer expressed an interest to return to the game and was targeting the vacant Charlton Athletic manager’s job before it was taken by Karl Robinson.

He joined Charlton anyway on an informal basis with the aim to get the midfielders scoring more goals, and was eventually appointed as their assistant first team coach in February 2017.

In July 2017 Bowyer was appointed as Charlton’s permanent assistant manager.

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Lee Bowyer: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances397
Goals57
Yellow Cards99
Red Cards5
Premier League Teams Played forLeeds United, Birmingham City, West Ham United, Newcastle United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com