David Platt

Where is David Platt now?

After a career that included spells in Italy with Bari, Sampdoria and Juventus, former Arsenal midfielder David Platt retired from playing in 2001 after playing a handful of games for Nottingham Forest.

He made a total of 448 appearances for seven different clubs and scored an impressive 150 goals from his midfield position.

He also managed to win an impressive amount of silverware during his career including the UEFA Cup with Juventus, the Coppa Italia with Sampdoria and the Premier League and FA Cup double with Arsenal in 1998.

Platt also had a stellar international career with England, winning 62 caps and scoring 27 goals and was part of the 1990 FIFA World Cup squad and the 1992 and 1996 UEFA European Championships squads.
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Upon retiring from playing, he returned to Italy as former club Sampdoria’s new manager but left after just six games when other clubs protested that he didn’t have the correct qualifications to manage in Serie A.

He then came back to England to manage newly relegated Nottingham Forest but had two largely unsuccessful seasons at The City Ground and left the club to take charge of the England under 21 squad in 2001.

Although his side reached the 2002 under 21 European Championships they were unfortunately knocked out in the group stages. 

Platt left his role as manager of the England Under 21’s after failing to reach the 2004 under 21 European Championships.

In 2010, he was back in football management as first team coach to former Sampdoria team-mate Roberto Mancini at Manchester City.

He was promoted to assistant manager in 2012 before leaving the club when Mancini departed the following year.

In May 2015 Platt was appointed manager of Indian side FC Pune City for the 2015 Indian Super League season.

He left the club after just one season with his team finishing the campaign in 7th position in the league, winning just 4 of 14 games.

In late 2018, it emerged that Platt had been working as a consultant for Global Futures Sport who bought Italian side Palermo for just 10 Euros.

He was bought in as an advisor as he had both played and managed in Italy and has his own management consultancy firm called Approach Associates.

Away from his business interests he has made appearances as a pundit and match analyst on various channels including Sky Sports and beIN Sports.

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David Platt: Premier League Statistics

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