Nigel Clough

Where is Nigel Clough now?

After his last club, Manchester City were relegated in 1998, Nigel Clough retired from his senior playing career at the age of 32.

He immediately took on the job as player manager of Burton Albion whom he played for and managed until 2009 when he was offered the role as manager of Derby County.

After four years as manager of the Rams, Clough was sacked following a poor run of form and a defeat to arch rivals Nottingham Forest in 2013.

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He wasn’t out of the game for long, taking on the managerial role at Sheffield United in October 2013 and reaching the FA Cup semi-finals in his first season.

His team’s fine form in cup competitions continued in the 2014-15 season when they reached the semi-finals of the League Cup.

Unfortunately for Clough he was sacked by Sheffield United at the end of the 2014-15 season after losing in the League One play off semi-finals.

In December 2015 Clough was back in football management when he rejoined former side Burton Albion after a near seven year absence.

Replacing Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who had guided the club to the top of League One before leaving for QPR, Clough maintained the club’s good form and guided them to promotion to the Championship in 2016.

In July 2018, Clough graduated from the The FA’s highest coaching qualification – The FA Level 5 (UEFA Pro) in Coaching Football course.

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Nigel Clough: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forLiverpool, Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday

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