Paul Bracewell


Where is Paul Bracewell now?

Part of Everton’s successful league winning side in 1985, Paul Bracewell retired from playing in 1999 after two seasons playing in the Second Division with Fulham.

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Bracewell was extremely unlucky when it came to the FA Cup, ending up on the losing side on four occasions.

He joined Everton the year after they won the cup in 1984 and was on the losing side for them in 1985, 1986 and 1989.

He was also part of the Sunderland team which lost to Liverpool in the 1992 final.

Having already worked as a player coach at Fulham since 1997, Bracewell was handed the managerial reigns in 1999 after Kevin Keegan left the club to take on the England national team manager job.

Unfortunately his tenure was short-lived and he was dismissed in March 2000 for the more experienced Jean Tigana, despite his team competing in the top half of Division One for most of the season.

In 2000, Bracewell was back in management with Halifax Town but resigned a year later after a gruelling season in which he managed to keep their Football League status by just two points.

After time working as a FA National Coach and as a director of a children’s football academy, Bracewell returned to Sunderland in 2013 as a development coach, working with the under 18’s and under 21’s.

He was then promoted to first team coach in June 2015 after assisting Dick Advocaat at the end of the 2014/15 season before a promotion to assistant manager four months later after the appointment of Sam Allardyce.

Bracewell left Sunderland at the end of the 2016/17 season following the sacking of David Moyes and the club’s relegation to the Championship.

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Paul Bracewell: Premier League Statistics

Goals Scored1
Yellow Cards7
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forNewcastle United, Sunderland

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