Gary Ablett

Where is Gary Ablett now?

Regarded as a legend at both Merseyside clubs, Gary Ablett retired from playing in 2001 at the age of 36 after a brief spell in the USA playing for the Long Island Rough Riders.

Ablett enjoyed success at both Liverpool and Everton during his playing career and is the only player to have won the FA Cup for both teams.

In total he made over 400 appearances over a 16-year career and in addition to the FA Cup wins he won the First Division title twice and the Charity Shield four times.
 
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Upon retiring from playing professionally, Ablett moved seamlessly into a coaching career joining former side Everton’s academy in 2002.

He spent four years at Goodison where he proved to be an exceptional coach before joining Liverpool as their reserves team manager in 2006.

He enjoyed great success at Liverpool winning the Premier League reserves regional championship as well as the National Cup in 2008.

However in 2009, after a reshuffle by then boss Rafa Benitez, Ablett left the club after three years in the role.

Ablett wasn’t out of football for long and just two months later he joined Stockport County as their new first team manager.

Unfortunately the club was in administration the whole time he was there and his side only managed five wins all season due to his limited resources. He left in 2010.

Ipswich Town was the next port of call for Ablett when he joined their coaching staff on a short term contract.

However, not long after joining the club, hewas taken ill on the training ground and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer.

He bravely fought the cancer for 16 months before passing away in early 2012.

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Gary Ablett: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionDefender
Appearances111
Goals Scored4
Yellow Cards14
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forEverton

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com