Steve Watson

Where is Steve Watson now?

Part of Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle United team known as the “Entertainers”, Steve Watson retired from playing in 2009 after spending three seasons in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday.

Upon retiring from playing he went into coaching and in 2010 was appointed development coach at Huddersfield Town working with former Newcastle United team-mate Lee Clark.

In August 2012 he moved with Clark to Birmingham City initially to work as a coach but he was promoted to assistant manager in February 2014.

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In October 2014 Watson was dismissed from the club along with Lee Clark after a string of poor results left the West Midlands side at the wrong end of the table.

During the 2015-16 season whilst actively pursuing a job in management and in order to gain some more experience, he went to assist at non-league Macclesfield Town.

Impressing the bosses the club appointed Watson as their new assistant manager on a permanent basis in June 2016.

In October 2017 he left Macclesfield to take on his first managerial position at non-league side Gateshead where he ensured National League survival and reached the FA Trophy semi-finals in his first season.

In January 2019 he joined his current club York City as manager.

Watson has also done some work in the media as a pundit and match analyst for BT Sport’s coverage of non-league football.

Follow on Twitter @wattoon

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#One2Eleven (3-4-3 Formation)

Steve Watson was a guest on Sky Sports programme The Fantasy Football Club in September 2015 where he picked the eleven best players he had ever played with in their #One2Eleven section of the show.

GK – Shay Given – the best reaction goalkeeper I have ever Steve Watson One2Elevenseen in my life. A good talker, he had good distribution and off his line quick.

RCB – Sol Campbell – a natural leader and great on a 1v1 situation. Quick, strong and a really good pro.

LCB – Phillipe Albert – the best footballing centre-half I’ve ever seen. A world class defender who could score goals.

CB – Gareth Southgate – an unbelievably good reader of the game, and would be comfortable playing either side. Very good talker and leader.

Holding Midfielder – David Batty – hard as nails and a very, very good footballer. Always wanted the ball and could score goals.

RM – Rob Lee – a really hard working footballer who could play behind the front two or drop back in midfield.

LM – David Ginola – the best player I played with an incredible to watch. He was strong, could turn, put balls in, score and he was very skilful.

CM – Paul Gascoigne – probably past his best when I played with him at Everton but he could still take the ball anywhere on the pitch.

Right Forward – Peter Beardsley – the most consistent player during my time at Newcastle. Two-footed and a scorer of great goals.

Left Forward – Wayne Rooney – I was there when he made his impact on the game. Even at 15 or 16 years old he acted like a 25-year-old knocking people all over the place in training but he had respect and was never cheeky.

Centre Forward – Alan Shearer – the best out and out goalscorer I’ve ever seen. Strong, incredible in the air and a great target man.

Steve Watson: Premier League Statistics

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Premier League Teams Played forEverton, Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion

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