Craig Short

Where is Craig Short now?

Former Premier League defender Craig Short retired from playing in 2007 after a successful spell at Sheffield United where he helped them achieve promotion back to the top-flight.

A 20-year career took in seven clubs making nearly 600 appearances and scoring 30 goals.

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Upon retiring from playing he returned to his sailing business on Lake Windermere which he had set up whilst still playing.

After a couple of years out of the game, he was appointed manager of Hungarian side Ferencvaros but unfortunately had to leave as he didn’t have the necessary coaching badges.

In 2010 he returned to former club Notts County as manager but was sacked after only five months after his side only managed 16 points from their opening 13 games.

In September 2011 Short made the move to former club Derby County as head of recruitment for their academy and lead youth development phase coach.

He left the club in June 2013 to take on the post of first team coach at Blackburn Rovers.

After two and half years in the role Short left Ewood Park when manager Gary Bowyer and his backroom team were sacked after a poor start to the 2015-16 season with only three wins.

He wasn’t out of the game for long though and returned to former club Derby County as a coach of their under 21’s squad.

He was in his new position for a matter of days before getting a temporary promotion to first team coach when Derby manager Paul Clement was sacked and Darren Wassall was made caretaker manager.

Short returned to his role within the academy when new manager Nigel Pearson was brought at the start of the 2016/17 season.

After working as head coach of the Derby County under 23’s side he is now assistant head coach of that age group.

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Craig Short: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Everton

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