News | Clark appoints Paul Stephenson as assistant

Former Newcastle United, Millwall, Brentford, York City and Hartlepool United midfielder Paul Stephenson has been appointed as Lee Clark’s assistant manager at Croft Park.

Stephenson, 51, joins after leaving Middlesbrough U23’s in the summer and joins Clark for a fourth time – having been a part of Lee’s coaching staff at both Huddersfield Town, Kilmarnock and Blackpool.

The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful career as a professional footballer – making over 500 appearances before turning his attention to coaching.

After a brief spell as caretaker manager at Hartlepool after his playing days were over Stephenson moved to Carrow Road to join Glenn Roeder as first-team coach in 2007, leaving when Roeder departed in 2009.

Posted by Stuart Dick