David Flitcroft

Soccer Player

David Flitcroft was born in Bolton, England, United Kingdom on January 14th, 1974 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 50, David Flitcroft biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 14, 1974
Nationality
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Bolton, England, United Kingdom
Age
50 years old
Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Profession
Association Football Manager, Association Football Player
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David Flitcroft Life

David John Flitcroft (born 14 January 1974) is an English football manager and former player who is currently the Assistant manager at Bolton Wanderers.

He has worked with Swindon Town, Bury, Barnsley, and Mansfield Town.

Garry Flitcroft, the younger brother of former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City player Garry Flitcroft.

Personal life

Garry Flitcroft, the former Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City player, is his elder brother. Steve, the younger brother, appeared for Accrington Stanley. The brothers owned a property development firm with their father, John. FC Strikerz, his father's football academy in Bolton, has existed since 2007. Joanne is his wife. Billy and Bobby, both ex Barnsley mascots, have two sons.

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David Flitcroft Career

Playing career

Flitcroft, a boy from Bolton, Lancashire, completed his apprenticeship with Preston North End at the age of 14. In May 1992, he began working with the club in a professional capacity. He made his Deepdale debut under caretaker-manager Sam Allardyce in the following season. He was supposed to spend the season in the first team but instead of that, he had a brief loan stint with Lincoln City and then was allowed to join Chester City in December 1993.

As Chester defeated Preston to promotion from the Third Division at the end of the 1993-94 season, Flitcroft made eight appearances. He praised the club's competitive team spirit for bringing the team over the line. However, the "Seals" appeared in the Second Division for just one season and were recalled at the end of the 1994-1995 season. Flitcroft, a regular in the Chester midfield under new manager Kevin Ratcliffe, who led the team to an eighth-place finish in 1995-96. During the 1996–97 season, Flitcroft scored six goals in 34 games as Chester advanced to the play-offs, but lost out to Swansea City in the semi-finals. In the 1997–98 season, he played 49 times, scoring five goals, but the club fell to 14th-place, earning five goals. He received the Away Travellers Player of the Year award for his six goals in 48 appearances from 1998 to 1999. He left the Deva Stadium after he turned down the club's offer of a new deal and instead joined Rochdale.

In his home league debut at Spotland Stadium, Flitcroft was sent off for his second yellow card, a 2–0 win over Southend United. In the 1999-2000 season, he appeared in 40 league games, winning 53 times in all competitions as Rochdale claimed a tenth-place finish in the Third Division. In the 2000–01 season, he appeared 44 times, picking up 12 yellow cards and one red card, with "Dale" finishing eighth in the league. In the summer, he agreed to a two-year deal extension. Steve Parkin was later described as the best manager he had ever seen. He lost his first-team debut in the 2001–02 season, but instead of moving to Shrewsbury Town, Gary Jones and Michael Oliver came close to a transfer, but Jones decided against it. Flitcroft played in 21 league games, making 43 appearances in total. Rochdale qualified for the play-offs under John Hollins' stewardship, but Rushden & Diamonds defeated them in the semi-finals. After scoring two goals in 48 appearances, the 2002–03 season was his best in Rochdale colours, and he was named Player of the Year. Paul Simpson was the club's fifth round of the FA Cup, where they lost 3–1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. However, Flitcroft left Rochdale in the summer after the club's owners told him that he had to perform during a pre-season trial in order to secure a new deal, and Flitcroft had already decided to leave by the time new boss Alan Buckley was named.

Flitcroft became the captain of Moss Rose immediately after being granted a two-year deal with Macclesfield Town on September 9, 2003. He appeared in 15 Third Division games for the "Silkmen" before losing his first-team position when John Askey replaced David Moss as boss in October. In January 2004, his employment was terminated by mutual consent.

Flitcroft joined Bury on non-contract terms in February 2004. In the second half of the 2003–04 season, he appeared in 17 games for the "Shakers" and signed a 12-month deal in May. In a 4–0 victory over Kidderminster Harriers at Gigg Lane on August 30, 2004, he scored his first goal for the club, but was forced to leave early in the match after picking up a second yellow card. In a 2–0 loss at Northampton Town on December 28, he was suspended twice for two yellow card offences. After playing 40 games in the 2004–05 season, he signed a one-year deal in July 2005. He appeared in 46 games during the 2005-06 season and was suspended in the FA Cup against Scunthorpe United. For "his complete and consistent performances in the Shakers' engine room," he was named Player of the Year by the Bury Times. On April 22, he received the club's Goal of the Season award for his long-range goal at Darlington, his first goal of the season. In June 2006, he began a new one-year contract. Bury, his last professional team as a player, departed in November 2006 after falling out of favour with boss Chris Casper and admitted that leaving was "a huge wrench," because he had been focusing too much on mentoring youngsters during the 2006–07 season and had ignored his own results.

Flitcroft joined Hyde United in a 3–0 victory at Chasetown on November 28, 2006, making his debut for the "Tigers" in the FA Trophy. In a 1–1 draw with Scarborough, he made his home debut at Ewen Fields on December 9th, scoring an assist for Paul Gedman's equalizing goal. In a 7–3 victory over Stalybridge Celtic on January 1, he played his final game for the club. He played seven games for Hyde, three of which culminated in victories.

Flitcroft was back in Rochdale as an assistant manager to Keith Hill midway through the 2006–07 season. At Wembley Stadium in the 2008 League Two play-off final, Rochdale lost, but Flitcroft later said that "the feeling was that we had let everyone down." In the last scheduled game of the season against fellow play-off opponents Gillingham, Flitcroft came on as an extra in the 2008–09 season. He began playing Football League Trophy against Bradford City in what was to be his last match as a professional. Flitcroft joined Rochdale's coaching staff after retiring as a player. Rochdale was kicked out of League Two at the end of the 2009–10 season and finished tenth in League One in 2010.

Managerial career

Flitcroft was appointed assistant manager at Barnsley on June 1, 2011, after manager Keith Hill's transfer from Rochdale to Oakwell. After Hill was fired on December 29, 2012, he was named caretaker-manager of Barnsley. He said, "I'm getting fired... actually floored me," and that he had intended to leave, but Hill pressed him to stay as the caretaker as the two men remained close friends. Flitcroft was appointed to the position on a permanent basis after two wins in three games as caretaker-manager. Sean O'Driscoll and Terry Butcher had been close to being drafted, but the club was forced to Flitcroft after those talks fell apart. At the end of the month, Promising centre-back John Stones was sold to Everton. Flitcroft brought in striker Jason Scotland, who had escaped from Ipswich Town, and the Sheffield Wednesday loanee Chris O'Grady, who would later be signed permanently for £300,000. The "Tykes" reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, where they were defeated 5–0 by Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium, with Carlos Tevez scoring a hat-trick. Flitcroft led Barnsley to Championship success in the 2012–13 season, with a 2–2 draw at Huddersfield Town, indicating that it was "Mission Impossible."

Flitcroft spent £250,000 on Dale Jennings from Bayern Munich II in June 2013. Lewin Nyatanga, Jean-Yves Mvoto, and Marcus Pedersen were among his free signings, although Paddy McCourt and Peter Ramage are on loan. Flitcroft was fired on Friday after a 3–0 home loss to Birmingham City pushed Barnsley to the bottom of the Championship table.

Flitcroft was appointed as the Bury manager on December 9, 2013, who were then 20th in League Two. He told the reporters that his team was too inexperienced and needed to bring in "the middle range," a group of 25 to 30-year-olds that have been around the game and understand the game, but are also lively." However, he also stated that the squad was too large and that players would have to leave if they were to leave. Gareth Roberts, Shaun Harrad, Marlon Jackson, Euan Holden, and Jessy Reindorf all signed Pablo Mills, Robbie McIntyre, Frédéric Veseli and Jim McNulty in January's January transfer window, and reformed the defense by signing Pablo Mills, Robert Burke, Frédéric Veseli, and Jim McNulty. After a turbulent month that culminated in 11 points, including a 4–1 victory at Mansfield Town, he was named League Two Manager of the Month for February. Bury finished the 2013–14 season in 12th place.

Flitcroft, a young company founded by talented owner Stewart Day, has signed prosecutors like Kelvin Etuhu, Nicky Adams, Ryan Lowe, and Shwan Jalal; Flitcroft said, "We're in League Two, but we try and act like a Championship team." The club spent £100,000 on upgrading the pitch and dressing rooms, but long-distance coach journeys were replaced by flights. Bury got off to a promising start in their promotion campaign, though Flitcroft said, "I don't know who thinks we're going to win every game this season." They're deluded, unintelligent, and no one knows what's going to happen," the deceptionist says. He signed Hallam Hope in November, initially on loan, and denied concerns about the club's spending beyond its means. As the team went unbeaten to close the gap to first-place to six points, he was nominated for another Manager of the Month for February. With a 1–0 victory over Tranmere Rovers on the final day of the 2014–15 season, Flitcroft led Bury to promotion into League One, securing the third automatic promotion slot behind Shrewsbury Town and Burton Albion.

Flitcroft improved for the 2015–16 League One campaign by securing striker Leon Clarke and Tom Pope, midfielder Jacob Mellis and Danny Pugh, as well as defender Peter Clarke and Reece Brown. In September and a portion of October, Bury won ten league games unbeaten. Bury finished the season in 16th-place. Flitcroft announced six players and brought in a number of new signings, including Antony Kay, Greg Leigh, Leon Barnett, Neil Danns, Paul Rachubka, Chris Brown, and James Vaughan, in preparation for the 2016–17 campaign. Flitcroft was named as League One Manager of the Month for September 2016, after governing five wins from five games that the League Managers Association characterized as "guided by Flitcroft's convictions in attacking play and some shrewd moves at the end of the transfer window." Flitcroft was fired after a string of 11 games without a win that coincided with a string of injuries to first-team players like Tom Pope, Danny Mayor, and Nathan Cameron. Gareth Southgate's promotion to England manager left a vacancy for the head coach of the under-21 team and Flitcroft applied for the position, but the job was ultimately transferred to Aidy Boothroyd.

Flitcroft was appointed as manager of Swindon Town on June 5, 2017, the club's firing of Luke Williams following the club's promotion to League Two. "David has been given a very competitive budget and will now begin the process of building a squad with the intention of competing at the top of League Two," a club statement said. Reice Charles-Cook, Tom Purkiss, Chris Robertson, Kyle Knoyle, Ben Purkiss, Ben Purkiss, Chris Robertson, and Kyle Knoyle; midfielder James Dunne; and forwards Paul Mullin, Donal McDermott and Kaiyne Woolery were all signed in the summer transfer window. Marc Richards and Keshi Anderson were recalled in the January transfer window, adding to the County Ground's on loan. When Flitcroft was appointed as the head of League Two promotion rivals Mansfield Town on March 1, 2018, the "Robins" were seventh in the table, and Mansfield Town paid Swindon a compensation package to guarantee his release.

Following Steve Evans' departure, Flitcroft was named as Mansfield Town manager on March 1, 2018. Flitcroft was insecure on his first seven games as coach, with the "Stags" only scoring three points from his first seven games in charge. In what remained of the 2017-2018 season, the team lost a home game at Field Mill, and although they did go undefeated in their final five games home and away, they finished third in eighth place in the League Two play-offs. Flitcroft said after the season ended, despite criticism from followers, he promised to develop a "promotion winning squad."

Eight players have left, while Flitcroft signed defender Matt Preston and midfielder Neal Bishop on free transfers, while the club hasn't invested undisclosed fees to bring in attackers Otis Khan and Craig Davies. However, Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker, who scored 26 goals in all competitions, had the most important signing, as Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker would finish as the top scorer with 26 goals. The mansfield family earned accolades for their entertaining football while still maintaining 18 clean sheets. Flitcroft was fired on May 14, 2019, two days after Mansfield lost a penalty shoot-out to Newport County in the play-off semi-finals.

Flitcroft was named assistant to new manager Keith Hill's hometown team, Bolton Wanderers, on August 31. The pair were back together again after being apart at both Rochdale and Barnsley for seven years. Since Bolton Wanderers' relegation out of League One, the club's relegation of the club's players has been confirmed, the men will not be given new contracts.

Flitcroft, the 2021 director of football at Port Vale, was appointed on February 8th. He had initially applied for the open managerial position until club chair Carol Shanahan decided to instead appoint him to lead the club's football staff and tie the board of directors with the first team. Flitcroft told the press that his priorities would be to appoint a director, increase player recruitment, and ensure the playing squad suffered less injuries. Darrell Clarke was hired as boss seven days later, but the club still owes Walsall a compensation fee in order to sign him.

Clarke and Flaitcroft recruited 12 players for the 2021-22 season, including goalkeepers Lucas Covolan and Aidan Stone, Ryan Martin, Dan Jones, and Mal Benning; midfielder Ben Garrity, Brad Walker, and James Wilson. In the January transfer window, nine players left the club, while eight others were made: goalkeeper Tomá Holloan; midfielder Joel Cooper (loan) and Harry Charsley; and strikers Kian Harratt and Ryan Edmondson were all on loan. With victory in the 2022 League Two play-off final, Vale earned promotion. In the 2022–23 season, he helped with seven permanent signings and six loan singings to prepare the club for League One, whilst six first-team players were drafted on.

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