Matt Jansen

 

Where is Matt Jansen now?

After exploding onto the scene in the mid-nineties with Blackburn Rovers, Matt Jansen’s career took an unfortunate turn in the summer of 2002 when he was involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident.

Although Jansen made a full recovery from his injuries, he was unable to replicate his previous club form which ultimately led to him gradually dropping down the leagues.

Jansen has since admitted that he spent many years suffering from depression after his accident after the realisation that he would never be able to get back to the player that he was.

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After initially joining former Blackburn Rovers team-mate Garry Flitcroft at non-league Chorley FC in a player/assistant coach role in 2010, Jansen was promoted to manager when Flitcroft left the club in July 2015. 

In his first season as manager of Chorley, Jansen guided the team to a respectable eighth position in the league, seven points off of a play-off position.

His second season at the club was even better and he led his side to the play-off final where they were unlucky to lose in extra time to FC Halifax.

In May 2016, Jansen was part of a winning all star PFA team which represented CitiBank in the Hong Kong Sevens Masters Tournament.

Follow Matt Jansen on Twitter @mrmjansen

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Matt Jansen: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionForward
Appearances97
Goals19
Yellow Cards2
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers, Crystal Palace

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com