Kevin Phillips

Hartlepool United

Kevin Phillips is a 50-year old football coach serving as the Head Coach of Hartlepool United Football Club.

He has previously been associated with South Shields during his career.


Kevin Phillips, renowned for his time as a forward, 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 Brom, 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.