Where is Brian Deane now?
Scorer of the first goal in the newly-created Premier League in 1992, Brian Deane eventually retired from playing in 2007 after his third spell at Sheffield United.
A six-foot three man-mountain, his career spanned over 20 years with 10 clubs making over 650 appearances and scoring nearly 200 goals.
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Upon retiring, he took a step back from the game but returned in 2012 when he joined Norwegian side Sarpsborg 08 FF as manager.
Deane had a reasonably successful time at Sarpsborg, narrowly avoiding relegation in his first season finishing mid-table and reaching the semi-finals of the Norwegian Cup in his second season.
He left Sarpsborg 08 FF in November 2014 to pursue a management position in England.
In September 2015, Deane made a return to Sheffield United as an academy coach and technical mentor but he left in November 2019.
Away from the coaching side of the game he has been involved in a number of business activities including consultancy with football agency Base Soccer and as a sports consultant for Blacks Solicitors LLP in Leeds.
He is also co-founder and group chairman of Phoenix Sport & Media Group – a company set up by a group of ex Premier League footballers which give professional advice to sports and entertainment stars.
Since July 2019 Deane has been part-owner and main shareholder of top-tier Kosovan side Ferizaj.
His nephew Simon McIntyre is a successful rugby union player who plays for Wasps RFC.
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Brian Deane: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Leeds United, Leicester City, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com