Mark Kinsella

Where is Mark Kinsella now?

Regarded by many as one of Charlton Athletic’s greatest players of the modern era, Mark Kinsella finally retired from playing in 2006 after a couple of years playing and coaching at Walsall.

Upon leaving Walsall he returned to Charlton Athletic as a development coach with the remit of developing the young professional players, liaison with the academy and also managing the reserve team.

After Alan Pardew left the club in 2008, Kinsella took a more senior role within the club’s coaching staff and assisted caretaker manager Phil Parkinson with first team affairs until a permanent successor to Pardew was found.

When Parkinson was appointed as Charlton manager on a permanent basis in December 2008, Kinsella was appointed as his first team coach.

Unfortunately the pair were sacked in January 2011 after failing to win promotion from League One over the previous two seasons and a poor run of form where the side hadn’t won a game since November 2010.

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He was back in football just six months later when he was appointed manager of non-league Daventry Town.

Although he was a popular figure at the club, it was obvious that he was over-qualified for the role and his lack of experience at step four level football saw his side drop from a play-off position the previous season to 16th place under his management.

He left Daventry in July 2012 following a cost-cutting exercise by the club’s owner.

Later that year he moved to Colchester United as assistant manager to Joe Dunne but they both left in September 2014 by mutual consent.

Kinsella wasn’t out of the game for long as he was appointed assistant manager to Johnny McDonnell at League of Ireland side Drogheda in November 2014.

After a terrible run of form McDonnell resigned from his position in August 2015 and Mark Kinsella was given the manager’s job until the end of the season.

Unfortunately he was unable to keep the club from relegation and moved back into a coaching role in the club after they appointed a new permanent manager.

In April 2016, the Football Association of Ireland announced that Kinsella and other former Irish stars Damien Duff, Kenny Cunningham, Keith Andrews and Stephen McPhail would be working within the FAI Emerging Talent Programme.

His son Liam Kinsella currently plays for Walsall and has also worked with his father within the Republic of Ireland youth sides.

His daughter Alice Kinsella is a gymnast who won a gold medal for England in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the age of 17.

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