Des Walker

Where is Des Walker now?

A fan’s favourite wherever he played, legendary defender Des Walker retired after a second spell at Nottingham Forest in 2004. 

Des Walker had many career highlights including two League Cup wins with Nottingham Forest in 1989 and 1990.

He also made the PFA team of the year on four consecutive seasons from 1989 to 1992.

Walker also represented his country on seven occasions at under 21 level and 59 times for the senior side including the World Cup in 1990 and the European Championships in 1992.

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Although many people in the game thought he would go into coaching once he retired, Walker surprised everyone by keeping a low profile and even working as a lorry driver for a friend’s haulage firm in order to keep busy. 

He did however pull on his boots once more In 2012 and 2014 when he turned out for the England team for the Soccer Aid charity games played at Old Trafford.

In 2013 Walker appeared in a music video along with Stuart Pearce, Teddy Sheringham and Les Ferdinand for Nottingham based band “The Establishment” – managed by Dion Dublin.

After a long absence away from football, Walker eventually took his UEFA coaching badges and joined Championship side Derby County in 2016 in his current role as their academy’s defensive coach.

Walker was a member of the successful PlayOn soccer sevens side that won the Masters plate at the 2017 Hong Kong Masters.

He is also a popular after dinner speaker at various events across the UK and is available to book through Champions UK.

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Des Walker: Premier League Statistics

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