Matthew Bates

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Matthew Bates
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Bates playing for Hartlepool United in 2015
Personal information
Full nameMatthew David Bates [1]
Date of birth (1986-12-10) 10 December 1986 (age 34) [1]
Place of birth Stockton-on-Tees, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [1]
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
0000–2004 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2004–2012 Middlesbrough 104 (6)
2005Darlington (loan) 4 (0)
2006Ipswich Town (loan) 2 (0)
2008Norwich City (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2013 Bristol City 13 (0)
2013–2014 Bradford City 22 (0)
2014–2018 Hartlepool United 77 (2)
Total225(8)
Teams managed
2017 Hartlepool United (caretaker)
2018 Hartlepool United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 15:24, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

Matthew David Bates (born 10 December 1986) is an English former football manager and former professional footballer, as well as holding a UEFA B coaching licence.

Contents

Bates played for Hartlepool United, Bradford City, Bristol City, Darlington, Ipswich Town, Norwich City and Middlesbrough.

Club career

Middlesbrough

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, [1] Bates began playing at Manchester United's centre of excellence in Birtley since the age of nine. Several years later, the centre was closed down and he was taken in by his hometown club Middlesbrough. After tasting FA Youth Cup success in 2003–04, he was promoted to the first team and made his debut on 6 December 2004, coming on as an injury time replacement for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in a 3–2 win over Manchester City. After a successful loan spell at Darlington, he made a breakthrough, making 28 appearances and played alongside former manager Gareth Southgate in central defence. [2]

Bates had been tipped by some to be Southgate's successor but an injury while on loan at Ipswich in November 2006 prematurely ended his 2006–07 season. He was seriously injured in his second game, tearing his cruciate ligament and partially tearing his medial collateral ligament, and returned to Boro. [3] After recovering in January 2008, Bates moved on loan to Norwich City for two months. He later returned to Middlesbrough after suffering from another knee injury which has resulted in him needing an operation for the third time in just 18 months. [4] He scored his first league goal for Middlesbrough in a crucial 3–1 win over relegation rivals Hull on 11 April 2009. [5]

Following Middlesbrough's relegation from the Premier League in the 2008–09 season, rumours arose regarding his future with them. However, despite a number of Premier League clubs being interested, he opted to stay at Middlesbrough signed a new three-year deal at the Riverside outfit. [6]

On 25 July, Bates suffered the fourth serious knee injury of his career and could be sidelined for the rest of the year. [7] He went for surgery in September and is confirmed to be out for the entire season. [8]

The 2010/11 season saw Bates as a regular in the Boro line-up. He got his first goal of the season against Portsmouth in a 2–2 draw. Under new Boro manager Tony Mowbray Bates was named new captain. He scored the only goal in a 1–1 draw with Preston North End. His third and final goal of the season came when he returned to the side after injury, playing in midfield, against Sheffield United. He was rewarded with a great start to the 2011/12 season by winning Player of the Month. On 27 March 2012, Bates suffered a fifth serious knee injury which ruled him out for a period of 6 months.

Bristol City

In November 2012, Bates signed for Championship side Bristol City on a short-term deal until January 2013. [9] He made his debut on 17 November in a 1–1 draw away to Blackpool, conceding a penalty in the 90th minute for handball, which Tom Ince converted. [10] On 8 May 2013, Bates was released by City.

Bradford City

On 13 October 2013, Bates signed a 3-month deal with Bradford City. [11] On 15 January 2014, Bates signed a new deal with Bradford City until the end of the season. [12]

Hartlepool United

Bates joined Hartlepool United in June 2014. [13] Bates' playing stint with Hartlepool was ravaged by injuries with the defender making 77 league appearances in four years with the club.

International career

Bates was capped by England at youth level. [1]

Management career

On 24 April 2017, following the dismissal of Dave Jones, Bates was appointed caretaker manager of Hartlepool United for the final two matches of the 2016–17 season. [14] Hartlepool won 2–1 in dramatic fashion on the final day of the season against Doncaster Rovers but this result wasn't enough, as a late Newport County goal saw Hartlepool relegated from the Football League for the first time in their history. [15]

When Craig Harrison was appointed as Hartlepool's first-team manager in May 2017, Bates moved into a coaching role with the club's U21s side.

On 21 February 2018, Bates took charge of Hartlepool again following the dismissal of Craig Harrison. [16] Bates lost his first two games in charge as caretaker manager but managed to turn around the club's poor form and a crucial three-game win streak against Barrow, Bromley and Maidstone United led to him winning the Manager of the Month award for March 2018. [17]

After keeping Hartlepool in the division, Bates was appointed as permanent first-team manager in May 2018. [18]

After six successive league defeats, Bates was sacked as Hartlepool manager in November 2018. [19]

Personal life

Bates started dating Chanelle Hayes in 2009, though they split in 2010. She is the mother of Blakely Hayes-Bates, born July 2010.[ citation needed ]

Career statistics

As of match played 6 May 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeague FA Cup League Cup OtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Middlesbrough 2003–04 [20] Premier League 00000000
2004–05 [21] Premier League2000000020
2005–06 [22] Premier League16040305 [lower-alpha 1] 0280
2006–07 [23] Premier League10001020
2007–08 [24] Premier League00000000
2008–09 [25] Premier League1713000201
2009–10 [26] Championship 00000000
2010–11 [27] Championship3131000323
2011–12 [28] Championship3723020422
Total104611060501266
Darlington (loan) 2004–05 [21] League Two 4040
Ipswich Town (loan) 2006–07 [23] Championship2020
Norwich City (loan) 2007–08 [24] Championship3030
Bristol City 2012–13 [29] Championship1300000130
Bradford City 2013–14 [30] League One 22010230
Hartlepool United 2014–15 [31] League Two251101000271
2015–16 [32] League Two320300000350
2016–17 [33] League Two20120101 [lower-alpha 2] 0241
Total772602010862
Career total225818080602578
  1. Appearances in UEFA Cup
  2. Appearance in EFL Trophy

Managerial statistics

As of 27 November 2018
Managerial record by team and tenure
TeamFromToRecordRef
PWDLWin %
Hartlepool United (caretaker)24 April 201726 May 20172101050.0 [14] [34] [35]
Hartlepool United 21 February 201828 November 201838131213034.2 [36]
Total40141214035.0

Honours

As a player

Middlesbrough

As a manager

Awards

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