Paul Williams

Where is Paul Williams now?

A tough tackling defender during his playing career, Coventry City legend Paul Williams retired from in 2005 after a brief spell in the USA with Richmond Kickers.

In retirement Williams went straight into coaching and spent the 2006-07 season as head coach of USL side Fredricksburg Gunners.

He then had a short spell as joint caretaker manager of Aldershot Town, teaming up with former Southampton team-mate Jason Dodd before taking on the role of first team coach at Team Solent in 2010.

In 2011 Paul Williams returned to former club Southampton linking up once again with Jason Dodd as a professional development coach within their academy.

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In 2014 both Paul Williams and Jason Dodd were controversially sacked by Southampton for allegedly not spending enough time with the under 16’s academy side.

In January 2015 both Dodd and Williams were back in football when they joined Gosport Borough as assistant coaches but Williams left to coach the England national development teams at under 15 and under 16 levels.

He then went onto join Brentford in the summer of 2015 as the club’s logistics manager before moving up as assistant manager to interim manager Lee Carsley.

In December 2015 Paul Williams joined Championship side Nottingham Forest as one of their first team coaches.

After Dougie Freedman was sacked from Forest in March 2016, Williams took over as caretaker manager for the remaining 10 games.

He left the club at the end of the season after winning just 2 of the 10 games although he did end the season on a five-match unbeaten run.

Williams then went onto work with the England under 20’s side as Aidy Boothroyd’s assistant manager before taking on the role as interim manager after Boothroyd took over the under 21’s side.

In November 2016, Williams was appointed assistant manager to Bob Bradley at Premier League side Swansea City.

After Bradley was sacked from Swansea following a run of poor results, the club appointed Paul Clement as manager who brought in his own backroom staff which resulted in Williams leaving the club.

In September 2017 Williams linked up with caretaker manager Lee Carsley at Championship side Birmingham City as his assistant manager.

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Paul Williams: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forCoventry City, Southampton

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