Colin Cooper

Where is Colin Cooper now?

After a long career at the centre of defence, Colin Cooper retired at the age of 39 whilst still playing in the Premier League for Middlesbrough in 2006.

Upon retiring he immediately took on the role of reserve team coach at Middlesbrough eventually getting promoted to assistant manager of the team in 2009.

Colin Cooper left Middlesbrough in 2010 when Gordon Strachan was appointed as manager and in 2011 he was appointed assistant manager to Peter Jackson at Bradford City.

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He returned to Middlesbrough later that year as coach of the under 18’s team when Tony Mowbray was installed as manager.

In May 2013 Colin Cooper left Middlesbrough to take the vacant manager’s job at Hartlepool United.

After a string of bad results and with his team at the bottom of League Two, Cooper resigned from the role in October 2014.

In April 2016, Cooper was back in coaching when he was appointed by the English FA as one of their new “out of position”, coaches working with the England under 21’s side.

Promoted to assistant manager when Aidy Boothroyd took over from Gareth Southgate, the pair enjoyed a successful 2017 Euro Championships where their side were unlucky to get knocked out by eventual winners Germany on penalties in the semi final.

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Colin Cooper: Premier League Statistics

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