Dean Wilkins

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Dean Wilkins
Personal information
Full nameDean Mark Wilkins
Date of birth (1962-07-12) 12 July 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Hillingdon, England
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
1980–1983 Queens Park Rangers 2 (0)
1981 MYPA 11 (3)
1982 MYPA 5 (2)
1983–1984 Brighton & Hove Albion 3 (0)
1984 Leyton Orient 10 (0)
1984–1987 PEC Zwolle 89 (3)
1987–1996 Brighton & Hove Albion 335 (31)
Teams managed
2006–2008 Brighton & Hove Albion
2010 Southampton (caretaker manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dean Mark Wilkins (born 12 July 1962) is an English football coach and former professional player.

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Managerial career

Wilkins assumed the position of caretaker manager at Brighton & Hove Albion when Mark McGhee was sacked in early September 2006. Later that month, it was announced that Wilkins had been given the job on a permanent basis. [1] On 3 April, Wilkins was offered a three-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion, which was agreed on 24 April. [2]

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  1. "Brighton confirm Wilkins as boss". BBC Sport. 29 September 2006. Retrieved 19 January 2007.
  2. "Wilkins agrees new Seagulls deal". BBC Sport. 24 April 2007. Retrieved 24 April 2007.
  3. Wilkins joins Southampton as assistant boss, The Brighton Argus, 31 July 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009
  4. "BBC Sport - Football - Southampton sack manager Pardew". BBC Sport. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  5. "New First Team Manager Appointed". Southampton F.C. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
  6. Winter, Henry (18 January 2013). "Nigel Adkins stabbed in the back by Southampton as Argentina Mauricio Pochettino steps in as manager". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  7. Szczepanik, Nick (20 January 2013). "Saints fans protest with white hankies to greet Mauricio Pochettino". The Independent. Retrieved 20 January 2013.