Tim Breacker

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Tim Breacker
Personal information
Full name Timothy Sean Breacker
Date of birth (1965-07-02) 2 July 1965 (age 58)
Place of birth Bicester, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) [1]
Position(s) Right-back
Team information
Current team
Bolton Wanderers (chief scout)
Senior career*
1983–1990 Luton Town 210 (3)
1990–1999 West Ham United 240 (8)
1999–2001 Queens Park Rangers 44 (2)
International career
1986 England U21 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Timothy Sean Breacker (born 2 July 1965) is an English football coach and former player, who is chief scout at Bolton Wanderers.


As a player, he was a right-back who notably played in the Premier League for West Ham United, where he made 240 appearances, scoring 8 goals in a nine-year spell. He also played in the Football League for both Luton Town and Queens Park Rangers. He was capped twice at England U21 level.

Since retiring, he has moved into coaching and was assistant manager of Leicester City, Plymouth Argyle and Charlton Athletic. He has also worked as a scout for Millwall, Bradford City and Bolton Wanderers.

Playing career

Born in Bicester, England, Breacker started his career as an apprentice at Luton Town. He made 210 appearances for the first team. In 1987-88, he helped Luton win their first — and only to date — major trophy as they achieved a shock 3–2 over Arsenal in the Football League Cup final.

From Luton he was signed by manager Billy Bonds for West Ham United for £600,000. [2] He made his debut on 20 October 1990 in a 1–0 away win against Swindon Town as a substitute for Julian Dicks. [3] [4] He spent nine years at Upton Park, initially competing with Steve Potts for the right-back position. When Potts was moved into the centre of defence, mainly due to injuries to other players, Breacker established himself as first choice right-back for much of the decade, again playing over 200 league games.

Breacker finished his playing career with two seasons at Queens Park Rangers.

Coaching career

On 29 November 2007, Breacker became the assistant manager at Leicester City after following Ian Holloway from Plymouth Argyle. He left Leicester by mutual consent on 1 July 2008 after Nigel Pearson had taken charge at the club. [5]

On 28 July 2009, Breacker was named assistant manager to Phil Parkinson at Charlton Athletic. He was sacked, along with Parkinson, on 4 January 2011. [6] In July 2011, Breacker was named as a scout at Championship side Millwall. [7] Breacker followed Parkinson to Bradford City where he was appointed as chief scout. [8]

In June 2016, Breacker was on the move again, following Parkinson to Bolton Wanderers. [9]

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  1. Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 226. ISBN   978-0-356-14354-5.
  2. "On this day 2 July". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  3. "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics — Tim Breaker". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  4. "Game played 20 October 1990". www.westhamstats.info. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  5. "Official Statement". LCFC.co.uk. 1 July 2008. Archived from the original on 21 August 2008. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  6. Hyde, John (4 January 2011). "Charlton owners wield the axe as Phil Parkinson is fired". Brent and Kilburn Times. London. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  7. Lucas, Jim (14 July 2011). "LIONS GIVE TIM A BREACK". Southwark News. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  8. "Bradford City v Barnsley: Derby washout leaves rivals fearing backlog". Yorkshire Post. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  9. "Club Statement". Bradford City A.F.C. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.

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