Where is Lee Carsley now?
Predominantly playing as a defensive midfielder throughout his career, Lee Carsley enjoyed many years of Premier League football with Derby County and Everton.
He retired from playing whilst at Coventry City in 2011 after his one year contract with them wasn’t renewed.
A full Republic of Ireland international by virtue of his Irish grandmother, Carsley won 40 caps for the national side and was a member of the squad which played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals.
Upon retiring from playing, Carsley remained at Coventry City in a coaching capacity, leading their under 18’s side to runners-up spot in the Premier Academy League.
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The pair endured a torrid time at Bramall Lane and went on a 12-match losing streak which ended with their dismissal in October 2013.
A year later Carsley was back in football at Brentford as manager of their development squad before a promotion to interim head coach in September 2015 after the sacking of manager Marinus Dijkhuizen.
Carsley proved to be extremely successful in the role and won the Championship Manager of the Month award in only his second month at the club.
Never entirely comfortable in the managerial hot seat, Carsley returned to his academy role when Brentford appointed Dean Smith as their new manager.
Although Carsley had agreed to stay on for a month as part of a handover for Dean Smith, he left the club a week after Smith was appointed stating that his ‘work with the club had been done’.
In April 2016, Lee Carsley was appointed by the English FA as one of their new “out of position”, coaches working with the national side’s junior teams.
Carsley’s position with the FA only lasted for three months as he quit the role to join Manchester City as their new under 18’s manager.
After a successful season at Man City where his side won the northern league and reached the FA Youth Cup final, Carsley left in June 2017 for his current role at former side Birmingham City as their head professional development coach.
In August 2017, Carsley was back working with the FA as an assistant to England under 21’s boss Aidy Boothroyd on a part-time basis combining his role with his Birmingham City job.
Following the sacking of Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp in September 2017 after five Championship defeats in a row, Carsley took charge of first-team affairs as caretaker manager.
When Birmingham bought in Steve Cotterill as manager in October 2017 he immediately appointed Carsley in his current role as the team’s assistant manager.
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Lee Carsley: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Everton|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com