David Dunn

Where is David Dunn now?

A Blackburn Rovers legend who made over 300 appearances for the club, David Dunn retired from playing in 2015 after a brief playing spell at League One side Oldham Athletic.

Dunn joined The Latics in July 2015 on a one year playing deal but he found himself thrust into a player-manager role when Darren Kelly was sacked in September 2015 after his side managed only one win in nine games.

 

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Starting off his managerial career with four consecutive draws, Dunn’s first 12 games in charge only saw two losses in all competitions.

Unfortunately his Oldham side failed to register a victory in the next 8 games and he was subsequently sacked despite his tireless efforts in extremely difficult circumstances.

In February 2016 Dunn joined former side Blackburn Rovers as assistant coach of their under 23’s team.

He worked alongside former Rovers team-mate Damien Johnson who is the side’s lead coach.

After Owen Coyle left as manager in February 2017, Dunn found himself promoted to first team coach as part of new manager Tony Mowbray’s new look coaching team.

He was in this role until the end of the season when he returned to his original position with the under 23’s.

A successful season followed with Johnson and Dunn’s young Blackburn side and they won the Premier League 2 League Two title in May 2018.

A month later, he stepped down from his role because he felt that the rewards for all of the work he put into his coaching weren’t enough for him.

He also wanted to enjoy his young family and concentrate on his other business interests which include a members only luxury lifestyle management company called Prestige Lifestyle.

In January 2020, Dunn made a return to football coaching when he joined former Blackburn Rovers team-mate Simon Grayson as part of his coaching staff at Blackpool.

When Grayson was sacked a month later Dunn was put in charge of first-team affairs in a caretaker manager capacity.

His son Isaac has inherited his father’s talent and is currently playing within the Blackburn Rovers academy.

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David Dunn: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances252
Goals37
Yellow Cards37
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forBirmingham City, Blackburn Rovers

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com