Where is Lee Carsley now?
Predominantly playing as a defensive midfielder throughout his 17-year 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, he won 40 caps for the national side and was a member of the squad which played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Finals.
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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.
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.
He 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, he 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 September 2015, he was appointed by the English FA as assistant coach for the under 19’s side but this role only lasted for ten months when he joined Manchester City as their under 18’s manager.
After a successful season at Man City where his side won the northern league title and reached the FA Youth Cup final, Carsley left in June 2017 when he joined former side Birmingham City as their head professional development coach.
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 as the team’s assistant manager but the pair left six months later after a poor run of results.
Since August 2018 he has been working for the FA as a specialist coach working with the under-21’s side.
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Lee Carsley: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Everton|
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