Where is Brian Deane now?
Scorer of the first Premier League goal in 1992, Brian Deane eventually retired from playing in 2007 after his third spell at Sheffield United.
A six-foot three man-mountain, Deane’s career spanned over 20 years with 10 clubs making over 650 appearances and scoring nearly 200 goals.
Keen to get into football management, Deane joined Norwegian team Sarpsborg 08 FF as manager in 2012.
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Deane had a reasonably successful time at Sarpsborg, narrowly avoiding relegation in his first season with the club but 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.
When he returned to England Deane founded the IAFE (International Academy for Football and Education), based in Leeds, which aimed to provide a professional football club training programme combined with a university degree but this venture has since folded.
In September 2015, Deane made a return to Sheffield United as an academy coach working with strikers across the age groups.
He also works with football agency Base Soccer as one of their football consultants where he focuses on individual man management and mentoring as a way to improve player performance and developing future stars.
He also works as a sports consultant for Blacks Solicitors LLP in Leeds.
Deane’s 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