Where is Steven Reid now?
Former Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion defender Steven Reid retired from playing in 2015 after spending a year playing for former Millwall team-mate Sean Dyche’s Burnley side.
Reid was unfortunate to suffer from various injuries during the latter part of his playing career and it was during his rehabilitation periods that he started working towards attaining his coaching badges.
Although he was often on the treatment table he still managed to make make nearly 400 first team appearances over a 17-year career.
He also represented the Republic of Ireland national side making 23 appearances and representing them at the 2002 FIFA World Cup finals.
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During his time at West Bromwich Albion, manager Steve Clarke encouraged Reid to assist with the coaching of the club’s under 21’s side and after he officially hung up his boots he immediately joined up with Clarke at Championship side Reading as their first team coach.
Having spent two successful seasons with the Berkshire club, including a play off final defeat by penalties to Huddersfield, Reid surprisingly left in July 2017 to ‘pursue new opportunities and challenges’.
In September 2017, he made a return to football as new Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson’s first team coach but he left after a year for personal reasons.
During this period at Palace he graduated from the The FA’s highest coaching qualification – The FA Level 5 (UEFA Pro) in Coaching Football course.
Reid made a brief return to football coaching in November 2018 as interim first-team coach at AFC Wimbledon but this was only a temporary position helping out their interim manager Simon Bassey.
He returned to coaching in a full-time capacity in April 2019 when he rejoined West Bromwich Albion to assist caretaker manager Jimmy Shan after the departure of Darren Moore.
When Steve Clarke joined Scotland as the national team manager in May 2019 he appointed Steven Reid as one of his backroom staff having worked with him previously as a player and also a coach.
Away from the coaching side of the game Reid has made many appearances across the different media channels such as Sky Television and the BBC as a pundit and commentator.
He is also a patron of the Nystagmus Network
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Steven Reid: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, West Bromwich Albion|
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