Stephen Clemence


Stephen Neal Clemence (born 31 March 1978) is an English former football midfielder who made nearly 250 appearances in the Premier League and English Football League. He is currently the first team coach of Newcastle United.

Clemence began his career with Tottenham Hotspur, where he spent six years as a professional but never established himself as a regular first-team player. He was capped once for England at under-21 level. He moved on to Birmingham City in 2003, where he was chosen player of the 2006–07 season, at the end of which he signed for Leicester City. An injury prone player, Clemence was well known for his passion, drive, leadership and commitment on the pitch.[4] He suffered a series of long-term injuries in his career, the worst being a damaged heel while at Leicester, which brought his career to an end after 18 months on the sidelines. After retirement he joined the coaching staff at Sunderland before moving to Hull City as reserve-team manager and as first-team coach, Aston Villa as first-team coach, and onto Sheffield Wednesday.

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