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Paul Stephenson

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Norwich Career: 20072008- (First Team Coach)
Current Club: Kilmarnock (Assistant Manager)
Date of Birth: 02/01/1968 (Wallsend) 
Nationality: English


Paul Stephenson joined Norwich City from Hartlepool on 8th December 2007as first team coach, completing Glenn Roeder's new management team

Stephenson, born at Wallsend, played alongside Paul Gascoigne at Newcastle and in the England Youth side, and made his first team debut at 17. After 67 appearances for the St James' Park club, he moved on to Millwall, Gillingham, Brentford, York and Hartlepool, finishing with a career total of over 500 games and 36 goals.

When his playing days were over, he moved straight into coaching.He became assistant youth team coach at Hartlepool, then youth team coach. While youth team coach, Stephenson guided the youth team to victory in the Under 19’s section of Dallas Cup. He had a stint as caretaker boss towards the end of the 2005-06 season after the dismissal of manager Martin Scott. But despite Hartlepool being unbeaten in his first five games in charge, he was unable to stave off relegation to League Two and chose to return to his job as youth team coach

Stephenson was offered the Norwich job in early November. Nevertheless despite some trouble with the Hartlepool chairman regarding compensation, Glenn Roeder was ultimately successful with the appointment and Stephenson commenced work with the Canaries in December 2007.His first game in charge for the Canaries was a 4-0 reserve team victory over Peterborough.

Stephenson was sacked by Norwich City on 14th January 2009 following the club's poor run of performances which also led to Roeder's departure

Stephenson wasn't out of work for long, joining Lee Clark's Huddersfield as development coach on 9th February 2009. They were both sacked in February 2012.

He joined Accrington Stanley as Assistant Manager to Leam Richardson in 2012 but left the club by mutual consent on 9th December 2014. He had twice acted as caretaker manager for Stanley.

He was appointed assistant manager of Kilmarnock in February 2021 by former teammate Tommy Wright.

Playing Career
1986-1988 Newcastle United 67 (1)
1988-1993 Millwall 98 (6)
1992 Gillingham (loan) 12 (2)
1993-1995 Brentford 70 (2)
1995-1998 York City 97 (8)
1998-2003 Hartlepool United 145 (9)

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