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Kevin Drinkell

Norwich Career: 1985-1988 (150 appearance, 57 goals)
Current Club:
Date of Birth: 18/06/1960
Nationality: English


Kevin made a footballing name for himself at Grimsby where he scored 89 goals in 272 appearances. He moved to Norwich in June 1985 with a tribunal fixing his value at £105,000. His 22 league goals in his first season at Carrow Road played a major role in Norwich's Division Two championship and return to the top-flight. In 150 appearances for Norwich, he scored 57 goals at a strike rate of 2.63 matches per goal. He joined Scottish giants Rangers for £600,000 in June 1988 as Graeme Souness' side won the Scottish league and Skol Cup. Kevin scored 19 goals in 42 matches for Rangers before joining Coventry in October 1989. At Highfield Road, he encountered a goals famine and was loaned to Birmingham.

He returned to Scotland to join Falkirk as player-coach in July 1992. He moved to Stirling Albion in March 1994 where he has since become manager. He led Stirling to promotion to Division One in 1996/97 with limited resources. However Stirling finished bottom and were thus relegated in 1997/98. Kevin and Stirling parted company, supposedly with "mutual consent". At the end of October 1998, Kevin was appointed manager of lowly Montrose who were sitting at the bottom of Scottish Division Three. Kevin was named by Teamtalk as a potential (but in my opinion unwelcome) successor to Bruce Rioch following his resignation on 13th March 2000. With Montrose rooted firmly at the bottom of the Scottish League, Kevin was sacked on 11th October 2000.

Kevin also expressed his interest in the vacancy caused by Bryan Hamilton's resignation in early December 2000.

I had a charming conversation with Kevin at the Norwich City centenary dinner. A true gentleman, Kevin was telling me about his current employment. He is involved in matchday hospitality and writing match reports. He also looks out for new talent and recommends them to league clubs and to sports agents (thus acting as a middleman / referrer). This agency is called 110sport Management

Along with Mick Wadsworth, Kevin was linked to the vacant Grimsby Town manager's position in February 2004.

He was appointed Assistant Manager of East Fife in the summer of 2013 but left in September 2013.

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