Tim Ryan (footballer)

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Tim Ryan
Personal information
Full name Timothy James Ryan
Date of birth (1974-12-10) 10 December 1974 (age 48)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Position(s) Left-back
Team information
Current team
York City (youth-team manager)
Senior career*
1995–1996 Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
1996 Buxton ? (?)
1996–1997 Doncaster Rovers 27 (0)
1997Altrincham (loan) ? (?)
1997–2000 Southport 114 (2)
2000–2006 Doncaster Rovers 181 (6)
2006 Peterborough United 7 (0)
2006–2007 Boston United 23 (4)
2007–2009 Darlington 41 (1)
2008Harrogate Town (loan) ? (?)
2009–2010 Chester City x (x [1] )
2010–2013 Stalybridge Celtic 25 (3)
2013 Bradford Park Avenue 10 (0)
2013– Buxton
International career
? England C
Managerial career
2009 Chester City (caretaker)
2022 York City (caretaker)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Timothy James Ryan (born 10 December 1974) is an English former professional footballer. On 14 November 2018 he was appointed York City Youth Team Manager.


Playing career

Ryan joined Darlington in January 2007 signing from Boston United. He has also played for Doncaster, Southport, Scunthorpe, Boston United and Darlington ahead of his transfer to Chester in July 2009.

In September 2009 Ryan was appointed as caretaker-manager of Chester. [2] After taking charge of a goalless draw at Hayes & Yeading, Ryan became assistant manager to new boss Jim Harvey. [3]

After the winding up of Chester City in February 2010 following their expulsion from the Conference, he joined Stalybridge Celtic in March 2010 alongside his former manager at Chester, Jim Harvey [4] In 2013, he rejoined Buxton as the club's Player/Assistant Manager.

Coaching and managerial career

Ryan had spells as assistant manager at Stalybridge Celtic and Chester City. He was also the assistant-manager at Northern Premier League Premier Division side Buxton for five years until leaving his post in April 2018. In 2013 Ryan was appointed co-ordinator for the Doncaster Rovers academy at the Club Doncaster Sports College.

On 14 November 2018, Ryan was appointed York City youth-team manager. [5]

On 17 November 2022, Ryan was appointed York City caretaker manager after John Askey was sacked. [6]

International career

Ryan is a former England semi-professional international.


As a player


Doncaster Rovers

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  1. All Chester City players' statistics for the 2009/10 season were expunged after Chester were expelled from the Conference National for breaking league regulations
  2. "Two more signings for Chester City". Chester Evening Leader. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 3 July 2009.
  3. "Jim Harvey confirmed as Chester City boss". Chester Chronicle. 6 October 2009. Retrieved 6 October 2009.
  4. "Ryan Joins Celtic". Football Conference. 16 March 2010. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  5. "Ryan appointed York City Youth Team Manager".
  6. "York City caretaker-manager is former Doncaster Rovers left-back Tim Ryan".