Where is Steve Staunton now?
A 20-year playing career mostly at the top level with Liverpool and Aston Villa finished in 2005 when Steve Staunton played his last game for Walsall whilst simultaneously holding the assistant manager’s role.
During his career, Staunton won a number of trophies including the league title and FA Cup with Liverpool and two League Cups and the Intertoto Cup with Aston Villa.
He was also a mainstay of the Republic of Ireland national side during the 1990’s and ended his international career with 102 caps and eight goals.
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Having only gained management experience at Walsall it surprised many when he was appointed manager of Republic of Ireland’s senior team in 2006.
After a dream start where his side beat Sweden 3-0, Staunton endured a topsy-turvy run of results over the next 18-months which ulitmately led to failure to reach the 2008 UEFA European Championships and cost him his job.
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Returning to England, Staunton had a brief spell assisting Gary McAllister at Leeds United and then working as a scout for Wolverhampton Wanderers, before he was appointed manager of Darlington in 2009.
However, his time at the club was brief however and he was sacked in 2010 after winning four of his 23 games in charge.
Next up for Staunton was a role as match assessor at Sunderland where his job was to produce detailed reports of upcoming opponents but he left in 2013 when Paolo Di Canio joined the club as manager and brought in his own backroom staff.
In October 2015 , in partnership with the PTC Group, he launched his own academy based in Staffordshire .
The academy gives youngsters aged between 16 to 18 the chance to complete a BTEC Level 3 Sports qualification whilst developing their football skills under the guidance of Staunton and his coaching staff.
In April 2016 Staunton declared himself bankrupt after investing in three failed film companies and has kept a low profile since.
Steve Staunton: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Aston Villa, Liverpool|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com