Kevin Richardson

Where is Kevin Richardson now?

A versatile midfielder during his playing days, former Aston Villa captain Kevin Richardson finally called time on his career in 2000 after a short spell with Blackpool.

Over a 20-year playing career, he bagged a hatful of trophies including the First Division title, FA Cup and UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup with Everton, the First Division title again with Arsenal and also the League Cup with Aston Villa.
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After retiring from playing Richardson moved into coaching, first as youth team manager at Sunderland and then as Carlton Palmer’s assistant at Stockport County in 2001.

In 2004 he returned to Sunderland initially as reserve team coach but then first team coach when the club was taken over by a consortium led by Niall Quinn.

When Roy Keane took over at Sunderland he initially kept Richardson in his role before replacing him with former Manchester United coach Neil Bailey.

Staying in the North-East, Richardson then joined rivals Newcastle United as an academy coach before linking up with former Aston Villa team-mate Steve Staunton as his assistant manager at Darlington in 2009.

After 10 months at Darlington, Richardson returned to Newcastle United and spent time assisting Dave Watson with the under 18’s side before going onto coach the under 17’s team.

In July 2019, he was moved up to assist with the coaching of the under 23’s side.

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Kevin Richardson: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Coventry City, Southampton

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