Paul Williams (footballer, born 1971)

Last updated

Paul Williams
Personal information
Full namePaul Darren Williams [1]
Date of birth (1971-03-26) 26 March 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Burton upon Trent, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Centre back, midfielder
Club information
Current team
Norwich City U18
(head coach)
Youth career
Derby County
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1989–1995 Derby County 160 (26)
1989Lincoln City (loan) 3 (0)
1995–2001 Coventry City 169 (5)
2001Southampton (loan) 1 (0)
2001–2003 Southampton 39 (0)
2003–2005 Stoke City 19 (0)
2005 Richmond Kickers 5 (0)
Total395(31)
National team
1991 England U21 6 (0)
Teams managed
2006–2007 Fredericksburg Gunners
2016 Nottingham Forest (caretaker)
2016 England U20 (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Paul Darren Williams (born 26 March 1971) is an English former professional footballer, who is currently head coach of Norwich City U18. As a player, he was a centre back and midfielder from 1989 until 2005, most notably in the Premier League for Coventry City and Southampton, as well as in the Football League for Derby County and Stoke City. Upon his retirement he moved into coaching, working in the academies at Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers and with the England youth teams. He served Nottingham Forest as caretaker manager late in the 2015–16 season.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

Norwich City F.C. Association football club

Norwich City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Norwich, Norfolk, that competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football. The club was founded in 1902. Since 1935, Norwich have played their home games at Carrow Road and have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with East Anglian rivals Ipswich Town, with whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 134 times since 1902. The fans' song "On the Ball, City" is the oldest football chant in the world, written in 1890 and still sung today.

Midfielder association football position played on both ends of the field

midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's defenders and forwards. Some midfielders play a disciplined defensive role, breaking up attacks, and are otherwise known as defensive midfielders. Others blur the boundaries, being more mobile and efficient in passing: they are commonly referred to as deep-lying midfielders, play-makers, box-to-box, or holding midfielders. The number of midfielders on a team and their assigned roles depends on the team's formation; the collective group of these players on the field is sometimes referred to as the midfield.

Contents

Club career

Derby County

Born in Burton upon Trent, Williams began his career as a forward with First Division club Derby County and after moving back into midfield he made his debut during the 1989–90 season, [2] [3] making 10 appearances and scoring his first goal for the club. [4] By 1991, Derby had been relegated to the Second Division and Williams stepped up to score league 13 goals during the 1991–92 season, [4] including a memorable hattrick in a 3–1 victory over Watford on 29 February 1992. [2] His goals helped the Rams to a place in the playoffs, but the club's season ended after defeat to Blackburn Rovers in the semi-finals. [3]

Burton upon Trent town in East Staffordshire, England

Burton upon Trent, also known as Burton-on-Trent or simply Burton, is a large industrialised market town and administrative centre for East Staffordshire. On the River Trent in Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire. In 2011, it had a population of 72,299. The demonym for residents of the town is 'Burtonian'. Burton is 13 miles (21 km) from Lichfield, 11 miles (18 km) from Derby and 26 miles (42 km) from Leicester.

Forward (association football) Association Football position played near the opponents goal

Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.

The Football League First Division is a former division of the Football League and from 1888 to 1992, it was the top tier division in the English football league system. Following the creation of the Premier League, it became the second tier division. It was rebranded as the Football League Championship in 2004 and in 2016 adopted its current name of the EFL Championship.

By 1993, Williams had been converted into a central defender and he helped the team to 1994 First Division playoff Final, [3] but Derby were denied a place in the Premier League by Leicester City and he found himself partly at fault for one of the Foxes' goals. [5] He remained at the Baseball Ground until the end of the 1994–95 season, [6] when a 9th-place finish saw Derby fail to qualify for the playoffs. [7] Williams made 195 appearances and scored 33 goals during six seasons with the Rams. [6]

1994 Football League First Division play-off Final

The 1994 Football League Division One play-off Final was contested by Leicester City and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, London. Leicester City won the match by a scoreline of two goals to one, with Steve Walsh scoring both of their goals.

Premier League Association football league in England

The Premier League is the top level of the English football league system. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL).

Leicester City F.C. Association football club

Leicester City Football Club is an English professional football club based in Leicester in the East Midlands. The club competes in the Premier League, England's top division of football, and plays its home games at the King Power Stadium.

Lincoln City (loan)

Williams joined Fourth Division club Lincoln City on loan on 9 November 1989 and made the first professional appearances of his career in a six-match spell at Sincil Bank. [6]

The Football League Fourth Division was the fourth-highest division in the English football league system from the 1958–59 season until the creation of the Premier League prior to the 1992–93 season. Whilst the division disappeared in name in 1992, the 4th tier of English football continued as the Football League Third Division, and later became known as Football League Two.

Lincoln City F.C. association football club in Lincoln, England

Lincoln City Football Club are a professional association football club based in the city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. The team compete in League One, the third tier of the English football league system. Nicknamed the "Imps" after the legend of the Lincoln Imp, they have played at the 10,120-capacity Sincil Bank since their move from John O'Gaunts in 1895. Traditionally they play in red and white striped shirts with black shorts and red and white socks. They hold rivalries with other Lincolnshire clubs, particularly Football League sides Scunthorpe United, Boston United and Grimsby Town.

Sincil Bank football stadium in Lincoln, England

Sincil Bank is a football stadium in Lincoln, England which has been the home of Lincoln City since 1895. Previously, Lincoln City had played at the nearby John O'Gaunts ground since the club's 1884 inception. Sincil Bank has an overall capacity of 10,120 and is colloquially known to fans as "Sinny Bank". It is overlooked by Lincoln Cathedral. Former Lincoln City chairman John Reames re-purchased the ground from the local council in 2000 at a cost of £175,000. The club had sold it in 1982 for £225,000 in order to fend off the threat of eviction, arranging a 125-year lease.

Coventry City

Williams moved up to the Premier League to sign with Coventry City in August 1995 for a £750,000 fee. [6] He was the Highfield Road club's Player of the Year in his debut season and remained at the club for a further five years before being released in September 2001. [8] [9] Williams made 199 appearances and scored six goals for Coventry City, [6] including the winner in a 2–1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the 1996–97 season, [10] which preserved the Sky Blues' Premier League status. [11]

Coventry City F.C. Association football club

Coventry City Football Club is a professional football club based in Coventry, West Midlands, England. The club competes in League One, the third tier of the English football league system, following promotion via the playoffs from League Two in the 2017–18 season, and temporarily plays its home games at St Andrew's Stadium in Birmingham.

Highfield Road sports venue

Highfield Road was a football stadium in the city of Coventry, England. It was the home ground for Coventry City F.C. for 106 years.

During the 1995–96 English football season, Coventry City competed in the FA Premier League.

Southampton

Williams reunited with his former Coventry City manager Gordon Strachan at Premier League club Southampton on 26 October 2001, signing on a short-term loan with a view to a permanent move. [12] He made his debut the following day as a first half substitute for Claus Lundekvam during a 2–1 defeat to Fulham. [13] After signing on a permanent deal the following week, [14] Williams was a near ever-present during the remainder of the 2001–02 season, making 30 appearances. [13] Injuries disrupted Williams' 2002–03 season, [15] which proved to be a memorable campaign for the Saints, reaching the 2003 FA Cup Final (qualifying for the UEFA Cup) and finishing 8th in the Premier League. [16] Williams' final involvement with the first team was as an unused substitute during the Cup Final, which was lost 1–0 to Arsenal. [17] Williams was released in June 2003, after making 43 appearances during two seasons at St Mary's. [6]

Gordon Strachan Scottish footballer and manager

Gordon David Strachan is a Scottish football coach and former player. Strachan played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds United and Coventry City, as well as the Scotland national team. He has since managed Coventry City, Southampton, Celtic, Middlesbrough and Scotland.

Southampton F.C. Association football club

Southampton Football Club is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

Claus Lundekvam is a former Norwegian footballer, who spent most of his career at English side Southampton. He played for Southampton in the 2003 FA Cup Final against Arsenal. Lundekvam was capped 40 times playing for Norway.

Stoke City

After angering Walsall manager Colin Lee by reneging on a deal in principle to join the First Division club for the 2003–04 season, [18] Williams joined rivals Stoke City on 18 August 2003. [19] He made 20 appearances during the 2003–04 season and injuries reduced his appearances to none in 2004–05, [20] [21] [22] which led to his release on 1 February 2005. [23]

Later years

In April 2005, Williams joined United Soccer League Division One club Richmond Kickers, [22] where he made five appearances in a short spell. [24] In October 2006, it was announced that Williams had joined Midland Alliance club Rocester, [25] but the deal collapsed. [26]

International career

Williams won six caps for the England U21 team in 1991. [27] He made three appearances at the 1991 Toulon Tournament, started in a 2–1 friendly victory over Germany and played in two 1992 European U21 Championship qualifiers. [27]

Managerial career

Fredericksburg Gunners

Williams was announced as head coach of USL Premier Development League expansion club Fredericksburg Gunners in December 2006. [28] He was replaced by Cristian Neagu in February 2007, before the 2007 season began. [29]

Nottingham Forest

On 17 December 2015, Williams was named first team coach at Championship club Nottingham Forest. [30] On 13 March 2016, he was named manager until the end of the 2015–16 season, following the termination of Dougie Freedman's contract on the same day. [31] Williams took charge of his first game two days later, a 1–1 draw away to Hull City. [32] He guided the club to a 16th-place finish and departed the City Ground on 12 May 2016. [33] [34]

Coaching career and other roles

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Williams served as a youth development coach at Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers between 2006 and 2008. [35]

Aldershot Town

On 14 October 2009, Williams was installed as assistant to caretaker manager and former Southampton teammate Jason Dodd at League Two club Aldershot Town. [36] The pair presided over four matches and departed after a 2–0 FA Cup second round victory over Bury on 7 November. [37]

Southampton

Williams rejoined former club Southampton as a part-time youth coach at the club's academy in 2009 and was promoted to the full-time role of Youth Development Coach in July 2011. [38] He managed the U13 team, served as assistant to U18 manager Jason Dodd and coached specialist sessions for teams between U14 and U18 level. [38] Dodd and Williams were dismissed from their roles on 20 May 2014. [39] Dodd and Williams presided over a productive era for the Saints academy, [39] with future England internationals Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers graduating and earning the club millions in transfer fees. [40]

Team Solent

Williams was first team coach at Hampshire Premier League club Team Solent during the 2010–11 season. [3]

Eastleigh

Williams was announced as assistant manager/first team coach under Ian Baird at Conference South club Eastleigh on 2 June 2011. [41] On 1 July, it was announced that Williams had left the club. [42]

Gosport Borough

Williams linked up with Jason Dodd as part of the backroom team at Conference South club Gosport Borough in January 2015. [43] He left the club at the end of the 2014–15 season.

Brentford

In July 2015, Williams joined Championship club Brentford as Logistics Manager and became assistant to new head coach and former Derby County and Coventry City teammate Lee Carsley on 28 September. [44] [45] After the appointment of Dean Smith as the Bees' new head coach two months later, Williams was replaced as assistant by Richard O'Kelly and reverted to a coaching role with the Development Squad. [46] He left the club in December 2015. [46]

England age-group teams

On 28 July 2015, Williams was announced as an assistant coach with the England U15 and U16 teams. [47] He later became assistant to England U20 manager Aidy Boothroyd early in the 2016–17 season and took over as interim manager of the team in September 2016. [48] He managed the U20s to victory in the 2016 Four Nations tournament and to a runners-up finish in the 2016 Continental Cup and left the role in mid-November 2016. [49] [50] [51]

Swansea City

Williams joined Premier League club Swansea City as assistant to manager Bob Bradley on 16 November 2016. [51] Following Bradley's sacking and the appointment of Paul Clement as manager on 3 January 2017, Williams was placed on gardening leave. [52]

Birmingham City

On 18 September 2017, Williams joined Championship club Birmingham City as assistant first team coach. [53] With the club in the relegation zone, he left the club when manager Steve Cotterill was sacked in March 2018. [54]

West Bromwich Albion

In September 2018, it was announced that Williams had joined Championship club West Bromwich Albion as an opposition scout. [55] He remained in the role until January 2019. [56]

Norwich City

On 21 January 2019, Williams was appointed head coach of Championship club Norwich City's U18 team. [56]

Career statistics

ClubSeasonLeagueNational CupLeague CupOtherTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Derby County 1989–90 [4] First Division 1010000101
1990–91 [4] 19400101 [lower-alpha 1] 0214
1991–92 [4] Second Division 411332313 [lower-alpha 2] 05016
1992–93 [4] First Division19431005 [lower-alpha 3] 1276
1993–94 [4] 34110304 [lower-alpha 4] 0421
1994–95 [57] 37310412 [lower-alpha 3] 1445
Total160268311215219433
Lincoln City (loan) 1989–90 [6] Fourth Division 30201 [lower-alpha 5] 060
Coventry City 1995–96 [58] Premier League 3221041372
1996–97 [10] 3224020382
1997–98 [59] 2001040250
1998–99 [60] 2202020260
1999–00 [61] 2813010321
2000–01 [62] 3002040360
2001–02 [13] First Division500050
Total16951301701995
Southampton 2001–02 [13] Premier League2801010300
2002–03 [63] 1101000120
Total3902010420
Stoke City 2003–04 [20] First Division1900010200
2004–05 [64] Championship 00000000
Total1900010200
Richmond Kickers 2005 [24] USL First Division 5050
Career Total3953125330316246639
  1. Appearance in Full Members Cup.
  2. 2 appearances in Football League playoffs, 1 appearance in Full Members Cup.
  3. 1 2 Appearances in Anglo-Italian Cup.
  4. 3 appearances in Football League playoffs, 1 appearance in Anglo-Italian Cup.
  5. Appearance in Football League Trophy.

Managerial statistics

As of match played 12 November 2016
Managerial record by team and tenure
TeamFromToRecordRef
PWDLWin %
Nottingham Forest (caretaker)13 March 201612 May 201610244020.0 [65]
England U20 (caretaker)September 2016November 20166501083.3 [66]
Total16745043.8

Honours

As a manager

England U20

As an individual

Related Research Articles

James Beattie (footballer) English association football player and manager

James Scott Beattie is an English football coach and a former professional footballer who played as a striker. He was appointed first-team coach of EFL Championship club Birmingham City in March 2018, having previously held the same role at Middlesbrough and Leeds United.

Stern John Trinidad and Tobago association football player

Stern John, CM is a Trinidadian footballer who is currently player-coach of Central F.C. in the TT Pro League. He previously played for a number of American and English football clubs that included Columbus Crew, Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Sunderland, Southampton, Crystal Palace, Coventry City and Derby County.

Jason Robert Dodd is an English former footballer and manager, who spent most of his playing career with Southampton, where he was briefly First-Team Coach. He left the position as Caretaker Manager of Football League Two side Aldershot Town on 4 November 2009 to return to former club Southampton as director of the youth academy.

Danny Butterfield English footballer

Daniel Paul Butterfield is an English former professional footballer who is currently a first-team coach at League Two club Milton Keynes Dons.

Peter Iain Ramage is an English former footballer who played as a defender. He is an assistant coach for Phoenix Rising FC in the United Soccer League.

Lee Kevin Carsley is a former professional football midfielder who is currently specialist national coach for the England U21 team.

Darren Paul Currie is an English former footballer who made over 600 appearances in The Football League. He is currently manager at Barnet.

Kevin Richardson is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder. Richardson featured for English clubs Everton, Watford, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Coventry City, Southampton, Barnsley and Blackpool. He also had a spell in La Liga with Real Sociedad. He was also capped for the England national football team. During October 2009 he was appointed as the assistant manager of Darlington. Richardson is currently a coach at Newcastle United's academy.

Paul Trollope Welsh footballer and football manager

Paul Jonathan Trollope is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. He is currently the assistant manager of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Rob Jones (footballer, born 1979) English association football player and manager, born 1979

Robert William Jones is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender

Neil MacFarlane (footballer) Scottish footballer

Neil MacFarlane is a Scottish former professional football player and coach, who is head coach of Brentford B. MacFarlane played as a defensive midfielder at a number of clubs at all four levels of the Scottish league system. After his retirement as a player in 2011, he became a coach and was appointed to his first managerial role at English non-league club Kidderminster Harriers in 2018.

Paul Smith (footballer, born 1979) association footballer from England

Paul Daniel Smith is an English football coach and former player. He is currently head of goalkeeper coaching at League Two club Colchester United.

Steve Torpey (footballer, born 1970) English association football player, born 1970

Stephen David James "Steve" Torpey is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the youth-team coach at National League North club York City.

Richard John Keogh is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Derby County and the Republic of Ireland national football team. He plays primarily as a centre-back but can also play at right-back.

Harlee Dean English association football player

Harlee James Dean is an English professional footballer who plays as a central defender for Championship club Birmingham City. He began his career at Dagenham & Redbridge, and had a number of spells on loan at non-league clubs in the Essex and Hertfordshire area, before moving to Southampton in 2010. He joined Brentford on a permanent transfer in 2012, and spent five seasons with the club before signing for Birmingham City.

Aaron Martin is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for League Two football team Exeter City.

Cyrus Christie English footballer

Cyrus Sylvester Frederick Christie is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for EFL Championship club Fulham and the Republic of Ireland national team.

Jack Stephens (footballer) English association football player

Jack Stephens is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Southampton.

Sam Hoskins British footballer

Samuel Tobias Hoskins is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Northampton Town.

Jordan Kenneth Willis is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League One club Sunderland. He has played in the English Football League with Coventry City.

References

  1. "Paul Williams". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  2. 1 2 Johnson, Robin. "Derby County: Brentford visit brings back memories of Paul Williams for Robin Johnson". Derby Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 December 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Paul Williams". www.thesaintshub.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  4. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "Paul D Williams". 11v11.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. "Football / Play-Offs: Leicester ride their luck into Premiership:". The Independent. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Paul Williams at Soccerbase
  7. "Football Club History Database – Derby County". fchd.info. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  8. 1 2 "My Football Facts & Stats | Premier League | Coventry City Player of the Year". www.myfootballfacts.com. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  9. "Williams' way out". BBC. 28 September 2001. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  10. 1 2 "Games played by Paul Williams in 1996/1997". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  11. "Coventry perform escape act once again". The Independent. 12 May 1997. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  12. "Strachan makes first Saints signing". the Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  13. 1 2 3 4 "Games played by Paul Williams in 2001/2002". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  14. "Saints target Bart-Williams". BBC. 5 May 2001. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  15. "Paul Williams – League Appearances". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  16. "Football Club History Database – Southampton". fchd.info. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  17. "Arsenal retain FA Cup". BBC. 17 May 2003. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  18. "Williams upsets Lee". BBC Sport. 20 August 2003. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  19. "Potters grab Williams". BBC Sport. 18 August 2003. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  20. 1 2 "Games played by Paul Williams in 2003/2004". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  21. "Paul Williams Player Profile – ESPN FC". www.espnfc.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  22. 1 2 "Kickers Sign Former English Premiership Player". richmondkickers.com. 14 April 2005. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  23. "February 2005". ESPNFC.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  24. 1 2 "Paul Williams | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  25. "Williams signs for Romans". Burton Mail. 10 October 2006. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  26. "Romans wait on star duo". Uttoxeter Advertiser. 25 October 2006. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  27. 1 2 "England Matches – Under-21s 1990–2000". www.englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  28. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". sylsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  29. "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". www.wleaguesoccer.com. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  30. "Williams joins Forest coaching staff". BBC. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  31. "Dougie Freedman: Nottingham Forest manager sacked". BBC Sport. 13 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  32. "Hull City 1–1 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  33. Ltd, Statto Organisation. "Nottingham Forest League Table 2015-2016 - Statto.com". Statto.com. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  34. NFFC. "Nottingham Forest, First-Team Coach, Paul Williams, The City Ground". www.nottinghamforest.co.uk. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  35. "Ex-Southampton coach who nurtured Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers linked to Yeovil Town job". Western Gazette. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  36. "Caretaker manager announcement". Aldershot Town F.C. Official Website. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  37. "Aldershot Town 2–0 Bury". BBC. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  38. 1 2 "Paul Williams appointed". Southampton F.C. Official Website. 6 July 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
  39. 1 2 Hytner, David (20 May 2014). "Luke Shaw 'gutted' after Southampton sack Academy coaches". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 May 2014.
  40. "Southampton sack academy coaches Jason Dodd and Paul Williams". Mail Online. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  41. "Paul Williams appointed as new Assistant Manager". www.eastleighnews.co.uk. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  42. "Braybrook is new Eastleigh coach". Daily Echo. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  43. "Dodd plays down Boro role". Daily Echo. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  44. Wickham, Chris. "Brentford Football Club football staff update". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2015.
  45. "Brentford FC statement on Head Coach: Marinus Dijkhuizen leaves Brentford Football Club". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  46. 1 2 "Paul Williams leaves Brentford to take up Nottingham Forest coaching role". www.brentfordfc.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  47. "The FA have appointed four interim national coaches to support England's development teams – England | The FA". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  48. Association, The Football. "U20s coach Paul Williams looks forward to mini tournament". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  49. 1 2 Association, The Football. "England Under-20s win mini-tournament after 2–0 win over USA". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  50. Association, The Football. "Paul Williams' Young Lions end Continental Cup with victory over U20 World Cup rivals". www.thefa.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  51. 1 2 "England Under-20s coach Paul Williams confirmed as Swansea City assistant manager" . Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  52. Gwilym, Andrew (3 March 2017). "Paul Williams is in limbo at Swansea City". walesonline. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  53. "Paul Williams | Birmingham City Football Club". Birmingham City Football Club. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  54. "Steve Cotterill – Birmingham City statement". Birmingham City F.C. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  55. Wilson, Matt. "West Brom employ Paul Williams as opposition scout". www.expressandstar.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  56. 1 2 "Paul Williams named as new Under-18s Head Coach". Norwich City F.C. Official Website. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  57. Sewell, Albert (1995). News Of The World Football Annual 1995–96. Hammersmith, London: Invincible Press. p. 329. ISBN   0855432330.
  58. "Games played by Paul Williams in 1995/1996". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  59. "Games played by Paul Williams in 1997/1998". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  60. "Games played by Paul Williams in 1998/1999". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  61. "Games played by Paul Williams in 1999/2000". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  62. "Games played by Paul Williams in 2000/2001". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  63. "Games played by Paul Williams in 2002/2003". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  64. "Games played by Paul Williams in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  65. Paul Williams management career statistics at Soccerbase
  66. "England Matches – Under-20's". www.englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.