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 and first team coach.

He stayed in this role for a year before joining Glenn Roeder at Norwich City who appointed him as his assistant.

He remained at the club until 2008 when he left for the vacant managerial role at Huddersfield Town.

After a record unbeaten run of games in 2011-2012, Clark was controversially sacked from The Terriers in February 2012 despite the team sitting in fourth place in the league.

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In June 2012, Clark was back in management with 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.

However, he wasn’t out of work for long as he was appointed manager of struggling Championship side Blackpool two weeks later.

Unfortunately he was unable to turn around the team’s fortunes and they were relegated at the end of the season.

In May 2015, following Blackpool’s relegation to League One, Clark resigned from the club but was back in 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.

After a successful year in Scotland, and in a move that surprised many, Clark moved to League One strugglers Bury in February 2017.

Despite maintaining their League One status, Clark’s 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.

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

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Premier League Teams Played forFulham, Newcastle United, Sunderland

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