Tom Jones (footballer, born 1964)

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Tommy Jones
Personal information
Full name Thomas Jones
Date of birth (1964-10-07) 7 October 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Aldershot, England
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Farnborough Town
Senior career*
19??–1987 Weymouth
1987–1988 Aberdeen 28 (3)
1988–1992 Swindon Town 207 (12)
1992–1996 Reading 79 (2)
1996–1997 Woking 40 (2)
1997–1998 Forest Green Rovers
1998–2002 Swindon Supermarine 82 (14)
2003–2004 Shrivenham
Managerial career
1999–2000 Swindon Town (youth)
2004 Swindon Supermarine
2004–2006 Busan I'Park (assistant)
2006–2007 Armenia (assistant)
2007 Armenia (caretaker)
2010–2011 Swindon Supermarine (assistant)
2013–2018 Chippenham Town (assistant)
2018–2020 Highworth Town (assistant)
2020–2022 Royal Wootton Bassett Town (assistant)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Tom Jones (born 7 October 1964) is an English football coach and former player who played as a midfielder. [1]



After starting his career with Weymouth he was signed by Aberdeen, and played 28 league games for them in 1987–88. [1]

Jones then moved to Swindon Town, playing his first Football League game for them in 1988–89. He went on to make 168 league appearances for Swindon, before moving to Reading. [1]

After 79 league matches for Reading he moved to Woking. [1] [2] He then played a season for Forest Green Rovers, [3] before playing four years at Swindon Supermarine and ending his active career at Shrivenham. [4]

In 1999 during his time at Swindon Supermarine Jones was persuaded by Swindon Town manager Jimmy Quinn to become youth coach at the club. Jones left the position in 2000 when Quinn was sacked. [5]

He later had a brief stint as manager of Swindon Supermarine before traveling to South Korea in 2004 to join Busan I'Park manager Ian Porterfield as his assistant manager. [6]

When Porterfield became manager of the Armenia national team in 2006, Jones followed him as assistant. [7] When Porterfield died from cancer of the colon on 11 September 2007, Jones and Vardan Minasyan were placed temporarily in charge of the national team. [8]

Jones later became assistant manager at Swindon Supermarine, [9] before stepping down from his role in February 2011, at the same time as the manager Mark Collier. [10]

In November 2013 Mark Collier was named new manager of Chippenham Town with Jones once again as his assistant. Jones left his position as assistant manager in January 2018. [11]

In June 2018 he was made assistant manager of Highworth Town. [12] In 2020 he joined Royal Wootton Bassett Town as an assistant to Mark Collier's son Sam Collier. [13] He left the club in 2022 and retired from coaching. [14]



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  2. "A Season To Remember – 1996/97". Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. "Emuparadise".
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  6. "FAR EAST CALLS FOR JONES". Archived from the original on 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  7. "It's not unusual for Tom!" . Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  8. "I just know how much the players respected him and it was heartbreaking when I had to tell them" . Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  9. Jones returns as Marine No 2, Swindon Advertiser, 24 June 2010
  10. "Mark Collier quits as manager at Swindon Supermarine". BBC. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2011.
  11. "CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Collier appointment confirmed". Gazette & Herald. 7 November 2013. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
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  13. "Bassett confirm first team management for 2020-21 season". Royal Wootton Bassett Town F.C. 12 June 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  14. "Armed guards, power struggles and Ronaldo - Tom Jones remembers stint as Armenia coach". The Irish Times. 27 September 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  15. "Woking given nasty bite by underdogs". The Independent. Retrieved 25 May 2022.