Lee Clark

Where is Lee Clark now?

A no-nonsense midfielder who represented both Newcastle United and Sunderland, Lee Clark finally hung up his boots after a second spell with the Magpies in 2006.

Upon retiring from playing he joined the backroom staff at St James’ Park as reserve team manager before promotion to first-team coach where he stayed for a year before joining Glenn Roeder at Norwich City as his assistant.

He remained at the Canaries until 2008 when he was appointed manager at Huddersfield Town.

After a fantastic 2011-2012 season where his Terriers side broke the record for unbeaten run of games, Clark was controversially sacked in February 2012 despite the team sitting in fourth place in the league.

 
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It was only a matter of months before he was back in management and he joined Birmingham City after Chris Hughton left to take over at Norwich City.

After a terrible run of form winning just one home league game in a year, Clark and assistant Steve Watson were sacked by the club in October 2014.

Next up he joined struggling Championship side Blackpool but he was unable to turn around the team’s fortunes and they were relegated at the end of the season.

Following Blackpool’s relegation to League One, Clark resigned but made a return to football in February 2016 when he was appointed manager of struggling Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock.

He managed to secure Kilmarnock’s 23-year spell in the top flight with a win in the play-off final but left Scotland after a year to join League One strugglers Bury.

Despite maintaining their League One status, his Bury side struggled on the pitch at the start of the 2017/18 season and he was sacked in October 2017 after managing just two wins in 15 games.

After 18 months out of the game Clark made a return to football management in June 2019 when he joined National League North side Blyth Spartans.

He left by mutual consent in February 2020 with his team second bottom of the National League North.

In November 2016 Lee Clark released his autobiography called Black or White, No Grey Areas, which has stories relating to his time as a player at Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham as well as his career in management.

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Lee Clark: Premier League Statistics

NationalityEnglish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances185
Goals13
Yellow Cards14
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forFulham, Newcastle United, Sunderland

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com