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.

He played for 16 years making over 400 first-team appearances, the majority with the Sky Blues and Derby County.

Upon retiring from playing Williams went straight into a coaching career and spent the 2006-07 season in the USA 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 he returned to former club Southampton linking up once again with Jason Dodd as a professional development coach within their academy.

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The pair were controversially sacked by the Saints three years later for allegedly not spending enough time with the under 16’s academy side.

In January 2015 he was back in football when he joined Gosport Borough as an assistant coach but left to join 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.

Six months later he joined Championship side Nottingham Forest as one of Dougie Freedman’s first team coaches taking over as caretaker manager for the remaining 10 games when Freedman was sacked.

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 an appointment as interim manager after Boothroyd took over the under 21’s side.

In November 2016, Williams was appointed assistant manager to Bob Bradley but left after Paul Clement replaced Bradley and brought in his own backroom staff.

In September 2017 he linked up once again with Lee Carsley and then Steve Cotterill at Championship side Birmingham City as assistant manager but left in March 2018.

Williams then had a spell at West Bromwich Albion as an opposition scout before joining Norwich City in his current role as under 18’s coach.

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Paul Williams: Premier League Statistics

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