Kevin Phillips

Kevin Phillips is a 50-year old football coach who is currently unattached. He has previously been associated with Hartlepool United and South Shields during his career.

Renowned for his time as a forward, Phillips made over 600 senior career appearances and earned five promotions to the Premier League. His international career includes eight appearances for England.

Phillips’ most notable achievement was at Sunderland, where he scored 130 goals in 235 games, becoming the only Englishman to win the European Golden Shoe. He also secured the Premier League Golden Boot and Player of the Year awards in 2000. His playing career extended to clubs like Watford, Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City, and Crystal Palace.

Transitioning into coaching after retiring in 2014, Phillips held senior roles at Leicester City, Derby County, and Stoke City. He then managed South Shields, guiding them to a play-off finish and later to the Northern Premier League title, boasting a 58% win ratio.