Where is Nicky Eaden now?
Barnsley legend Nicky Eaden retired from playing in 2009 after a spell as player-coach at non league side Kettering Town working alongside Mark Cooper.
When Cooper was appointed manager at Peterborough United in 2009, Eaden joined him as part of his coaching team and stayed on at the club when Cooper was sacked after only 13 games.
After leaving Peterborough United by mutual consent in 2010, Eaden had short spells as assistant to former Barnsley team-mate Andy Liddell at Rotherham United and then as assistant manager at Kettering Town.
A UEFA Pro Licence holder, Eaden then moved onto Leicester City where he spent three and a half years as an Assistant Professional Development Coach working with the club’s junior professionals and scholars.
He left Leicester City in February 2016 to join former Barnsley team-mate Neil Redfearn as his assistant manager at Rotherham United.
He left Rotherham after only four months by mutual consent after assisting the club to maintain its Championship status.
Eaden was back in football in July 2016 when he was appointed as Coventry City’s new Senior Professional Development Coach, taking charge of the club’s under 21’s side.
In September 2017, Eaden was on the move once again and joined League Two side Chesterfield as manager Jack Lester’s assistant.
The pair played together at Nottingham Forest for a couple of years in the mid-2000’s.
Unfortunately, Lester and his backroom staff including Eaden were sacked in April 2018 after a terrible run of results left the Spireites on the brink of relegation.
However, he wasn’t out of the game for long and joined non-league side Nuneaton Borough as their new manager just two months later.
Working under extremely difficult conditions with virtually no staff to assist him, Eaden’s side struggled on the pitch and he left the club by mutual consent in November 2018.
He once more made a swift return to football just a month later when he joined Hednesford Town as their manager but parted company with the club with just two games of the season remaining in April 2019.
Two months later Eaden joined his former side Kettering Town as their new manager but was sacked just three months into his tenure after a poor start to the 2019/20 season and an early exit in the FA Cup.
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Nicky Eaden: Premier League Statistics
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