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In Profile: Richard Money

11 December 2018

Richard Money Mark Fletcher (Shutter Press)
Richard Money

We take a closer look at the new man in charge at The Super 6 Stadium.

Name: Richard Money
Born: Lowestoft
Date of Birth: 13th October 1955

Suffolk-born Richard money began his playing career as a defender with Scunthorpe United where he turned professional in 1973 and went on to become a regular in the side for the next four years.

His form for The Iron earned him a move to Fulham in 1977 and it was during his period in West London that he won international recognition with England B and at Under-21 level.

In 1979 he moved on to Liverpool and his two-season spell at Anfield saw him collect a European Cup Final winners medal after being among the substitutes for their 1981 victory over Real Madrid.

Money continued his playing career with stints at Luton Town and Portsmouth before returning to Scunthorpe in 1985 where he enjoyed his first taste of management with a spell in caretaker charge in 1987.

In 1989 he was handed the Youth Team Coach role at Aston Villa and he helped oversee an impressive production line of young stars at Villa Park, including Ugo Ehiogu, Lee Hendrie and Dwight Yorke.

He was enticed back to Scunthorpe once more to take the Manager’s job between 1993 and 1994 before then serving as a First Team and Development Coach at Nottingham Forest, as the City Ground outfit enjoyed success in the UEFA Cup.

In 1998 Coventry City appointed him as their Academy Director and during his four years at the helm the young Sky Blues reached the final of the FA Youth Cup on two occasions.

However, keen to broaden his managerial horizons, Money subsequently looked abroad for employment and took the helm at Swedish outfits AIK Stockholm and Vasteras before heading Down Under to lead Newcastle Jets in 2005.

Walsall brought him back to England as their new boss during the summer of 2006 and he masterminded The Saddlers’ brilliant League Two title charge, during which they held-off the challenge of Pools who finished as runners-up in 2006/07.

In 2008 he got his first sample of football in the North-East when he was appointed as Academy Director of Newcastle United but the lure of a return to football management beckoned and he took charge of his former club Luton Town in 2011.

He led The Hatters to second place in the National League during his first season in charge but missed out on promotion in agonising fashion as they lost to York City in the semi-finals of the play-offs.

Money’s next assignment took him to Cambridge United where he oversaw an overhaul of their squad during the summer of 2013 and went on to secure a glorious promotion via a Play-Off Final win over Gateshead and also scooped the FA Trophy as an added bonus.

He then set about establishing The U’s back in the Football League, including guiding them to a money-spinning FA Cup Fourth Round replay against Premier League giants Manchester United.

Atlanta United – a new club in the MLS – took Money to America as their Academy Director on 2016 before he returned to home shores for a stint in the same role at Norwich City and then a brief stint in charge at Solihull Moors last term.

UEFA A Licence
UEFA Professional Diploma
FA Premier League Academy Director’s Licence

Management Career
1993-1994           Scunthorpe United
2003-2004           AIK Stockholm
2004-2005           Vasteras SK
2005-2006           Newcastle Jets
2006-2008           Walsall
2009-2011           Luton Town
2012-2015           Cambridge United
2017                     Solihull Moors

Playing Career
1973-1977           Scunthorpe United
1977-1980           Fulham
1980-1982           Liverpool
1981                    Derby County (loan)
1982-1983           Luton Town
1983-1985           Portsmouth
1985-1990           Scunthorpe United

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