Wayne Jacobs

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Wayne Jacobs
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-02-03) 3 February 1969 (age 52)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Position(s) Left back
Youth career
1985–1987 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
1987–1988 Sheffield Wednesday 6 (0)
1988–1993 Hull City 129 (4)
1993–1994 Rotherham United 42 (2)
1994–2005 Bradford City 318 (12)
2005–2006 Halifax Town 11 (0)
Teams managed
2003 Bradford City (joint caretaker)
2007–2011 Bradford City (assistant)
2010 Bradford City (caretaker)
2018–2019 West Bromwich Albion (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wayne Jacobs (born 3 February 1969) is an English football coach and former professional player who most recently was the assistant manager at West Bromwich Albion under Darren Moore.



Playing career

During his career he played for Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City, Rotherham United, Bradford City and Halifax Town. [1]

Coaching career

On 29 June 2007, it was announced that Jacobs would be returning to Bradford as assistant manager under Stuart McCall, [2] [3] and on 8 February 2010 he took over as manager in a temporary capacity when McCall departed. [4] He was assistant manager under former England under 21 manager Peter Taylor but was put on gardening leave in February 2011, [5] following Taylor's departure. Following the appointment of Darren Moore as caretaker Head Coach at West Bromwich Albion, Jacobs was given a position on the club's coaching staff in an unofficial and part-time capacity. However subsequent to Moore being given the job full-time, Jacobs was appointed second assistant head coach on 5 September 2018, serving alongside first assistant head coach Graeme Jones and head coach Darren Moore. [6] On 9 March 2019, Moore was sacked as manager and Jacobs left together with him. [7]

Outside of football

Wayne Jacobs founded the charity One In A Million which helps disadvantaged children in the city of Bradford. The One in a Million charity has also opened a free school in the city, in September 2013. [8]

He is a Christian. [9]

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  1. Profile – Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Transfer Database
  2. BBC News, Jacobs assists McCall at Bantams
  3. The Telegraph & Argus, Jacob's return to City is finalised
  4. "Bradford City boss McCall quits". 8 February 2010 via news.bbc.co.uk.
  5. Parker, Simon (27 February 2011). "Jackson given Bradford City job for now". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  6. Wilson, Matt (5 July 2018). "Wayne Jacobs named assistant head coach as role at West Brom made official". Express and Star. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  7. West Brom sack head coach Darren Moore blaming 'disappointing' results, theguardian.com, 9 March 2019
  8. Rush, James (29 October 2010). "Bradford and Shipley pair facing month of pain to help charity". Telegraph & Argus. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  9. "Q&A: Wayne Jacobs". 5 July 2018.