Where is James Beattie now?
After playing and scoring goals at the highest level, James Beattie dropped down the leagues and finished his playing career at Accrington Stanley at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Although Beattie never won any silverware during his career, he was part of the Southampton side that lost to Arsenal in the 2003 FA Cup Final.
He did however receive international recognition for his goalscoring exploits and represented England on five occasions in 2003.
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In May 2013 Beattie was appointed in his first managerial post at former side Accrington Stanley despite having no previous experience.
Although he led his Accrington side to a respectable mid-table finish in his first season he left the club by mutual consent in September 2014.
After a spell out of the game where he worked as a pundit and match analyst,Beattie returned to football coaching in July 2015 when he was appointed as a first team coach at Swansea City, joining up with former Southampton team-mate Garry Monk.
Unfortunately, Beattie’s stay at Swansea was a brief one as he left after six months when Monk was sacked after a bad run of Premier League results.
Beattie made a return to coaching in June 2016 when he joined Garry Monk at Leeds United as his first team coach.
When Monk surprisingly left Leeds to join Middlesbrough at the end of the 2016/17 season, Beattie joined him at the club in the same role he had at Elland Road.
Unfortunately the pair were only at the club for six months before they got the sack after falling short of their automatic promotion quest.
Beattie was back in football coaching in March 2018 when he joined Birmingham City in his current role as manager Garry Monk’s first team coach for the third time in his coaching career.
Away from football Beattie works for sports recruitment company Sport Careers as a director where he assists with the development of their services as well as their ongoing market growth.
He is also co-owner of innovative electric golf trolley company ProCaddie.
In July 2018, Beattie graduated from the The FA’s highest coaching qualification – The FA Level 5 (UEFA Pro) in Coaching Football course.
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James Beattie: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Everton, Southampton, Stoke City|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com