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Hasney Aljofree

Hasney Aljofree
Norwich Career: Trial (Feb 2000)
Current Club: Manchester United (coach)
Date of Birth: 11/07/1978 
Nationality: English


Hasney Aljofree and Andy Wright featured in the Reserves side which beat Swindon's second string 4-0 in Wiltshire on 9th February 2000. Both Hasney and Wright scored and impressed more than the previous 8 players to have joined Norwich on trial in 1999/2000. Bruce Rioch kept both names under wraps until kick-off time.

Aljofree is a left back and came through the Bolton youth ranks. He's 21 years of age, and has made just 6 appearances for the first team. Aljofree was actually signed for Bolton by Bruce Rioch, but he has failed to make an impact at the Reebok Stadium. However, the Norwich boss clearly thinks highly of the former England Under 18 international left-back who started his career at Manchester United. Hasney left Carrow Road on 16th February when Norwich refused to pay a fee for him.

According to the Football Transfers website, Dundee United were linked with Aljofree in mid March 2000. Hasney was released by Bolton at the end of the 1999/2000 season. He was linked with a move to Swindon where he would team up once again with Colin Todd. However Portsmouth manager Tony Pulis was also said to be interested in signing him. The following week saw newspaper reports in Scotland announce that he had signed for Dundee United.

In September 2002, Hasney returned to England joining Second Division Plymouth whose manager Paul Sturrock he knew from his time in Scotland. Sturrock later Plymouth to take over at Southampton in 2004 but was sacked at the beginning of the 2004/5 season. Appointed Sheffield Wednesday manager at the end of September 2004, Sturrock's first move was to bring Aljofree to Hillsborough on loan.

Aljofree returned to Plymouth but was loaned out again on 22nd March 2007 to Oldham until the end of the 2006/7 season. In June 2007, Hasney left Plymouth to sign for Swindon on a three year deal. Swindon manager Paul Sturrock was at Plymouth with Aljofree.

Aljofree signed a short-term three month contract with Oldham in February 2010 but was released on 5th May having made just one appearance for Oldham - a 3-0 defeat to Yeovil.

He returned to Oldham for a third time in November 2010 as a coach for the under 14 side having been forced to retire from the playing side of the game after a fourteen year career.

He is now coaching at Manchester United's academy.

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