Alan Devonshire

Maidenhead United

Alan Devonshire is a 67-year old football coach serving as the Manager of Maidenhead United Football Club.

He has previously been associated with Braintree Town and Hampton & Richmond Borough during his career.

Biography

Alan Devonshire’s managerial career at United is marked by two successful tenures. Initially managing the Magpies from 1996 to 2003, he achieved historic milestones, including a promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division and multiple Berks & Bucks Senior Cup victories. Returning in May 2015, he led the team to win the Vanarama National League South and the Berks and Bucks Senior Cup in 2017, and a commendable finish in their first Vanarama National League season in 2018. His second stint was highlighted by an FA Cup replay against Port Vale and a title win on the final day of the season.

In between his time at United, Alan enhanced his managerial reputation with Hampton & Richmond Borough and Braintree Town, nearly promoting the former to the National League and strengthening the latter’s league position. His achievements at United earned him the Vanarama National League South Manager of the Season award.

Before coaching, Alan was a notable midfielder at West Ham United, with over 400 appearances and involvement in their 1980 FA Cup Final win. Despite an early setback at Crystal Palace and injuries later in his career, he made his mark as a player, earning eight England caps. His transition to management began in junior football, leading to his initial appointment at Maidenhead United in 1996.