UK time is: 00:30:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Former favourite looking to go into management

Former Leeds United favourite Gary Kelly is looking to move into football management.

The former Leeds defender, who finished his playing career in 2006, spent his entire career at Elland Road, making over 500 appearances in a 16-year spell in the first team.

Kelly has been taking his coaching badges and after a six year spell out of the game he says he now wants to return in management.

'I have had a nice break from football, but I am ready to get involved again and I hope to move into management," Kelly told Sky Sports.

'I am doing my coaching badges and I am determined to do all I can to become a manager.

'I was lucky enough to enjoy a great career for club and country and I have worked under some great managers so hopefully that will help me in my coaching ambitions.

'I am prepared to start lower down to learn the ropes and management is always something I have thought about doing even when I was playing."


The 38-year-old former Republic of Ireland international made his debut for Leeds in a League Cup tie against Scunthorpe United in 1991 when he came off the bench to replace Carl Shutt in a 3-0 win at Elland Road, in a season where Leeds were crowned the champions of England.

Kelly made two appearances for Leeds in their title-winning season from the bench and after failing to make an appearance the following season, he became a regular in the side from the start of the 1993/94 season.

The likeable Irishman played his part in helping Leeds reach the semi-finals of both the UEFA Cup and Champions League in successive seasons at the turn of the century.

He made his final appearance for the club in a 3-2 defeat at Barnsley in November 2006. He finished his playing career having made 531 appearances for Leeds, with only seven players having made more appearances for the club during their careers.

Kelly also captained the club during his career and he was rewarded with a testimonial in 2002 when Leeds welcomed Glasgow Celtic to Elland Road in a game where he donated the money to charity.

Kelly retired at the age of 32 at the end of the 2006/07 season and in the modern era of the game; it is a rarity to see a player spend his entire career at one club.

Good luck to Gary Kelly as he sets out on the managerial path.


Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.


Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook



Vital Leeds on: twitter


Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 2 2013

Time: 2:18PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leeds Articles

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Watford cup tie arranged (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Mowatt Claims FL Young Player Award (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Leeds confirm Thompson appointment (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 18th (Thursday December 18 2014)

LUFC Redfearn to finally land his man (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC On This Day - December 17th (Wednesday December 17 2014)

LUFC Leeds miss out on cash windfall (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Archived Leeds Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 243
2. deslondon 62
3. erni 56
4. King Billy 52
5. Tiny T 47
6. SimonTVW 33
7. Oyper 22
8. trickyfandango 15
9. ultraleeds 13
10. 1972Glory 12

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
15. Birmingham 21 6 7 8 -9 25
16. Reading 21 7 4 10 -10 25
17. Huddersfield 21 6 6 9 -11 24
18. Leeds Utd 21 6 5 10 -7 23
19. Millwall 21 5 8 8 -8 23
20. Bolton 20 6 4 10 -6 22
21. Rotherham 21 4 9 8 -10 21

Breaking League News

Nottingham Forest v Leeds United Team News
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 21:13:00
LUFC Thompson hoping to help wake sleeping giants
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 20:22:00
LUFC Watford cup tie arranged
Leeds Utd : 18/12/2014 19:56:00
A Tribute To Max Clayton
Bolton : 18/12/2014 19:42:00
Boro have the desire
Middlesbrough : 18/12/2014 18:53:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will we be in the relegation zone at the turn of the year?
Suggested By:  
Yes 56%
No 44%