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David Kerslake

Personal information
Full nameDavid Kerslake
Date of birth19 June 1966(age 50)
Place of birthStepney, London, England
Playing positionRight Wing Back
Club information
Current clubCardiff City (Assistant Manager)

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David Kerslake (born 19 June 1966 in Stepney), London is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League for Queens Park Rangers, Swindon Town, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town and Wycombe Wanderers. He later became a coach.

Kerslake won 29 England youth caps, a record at the time. He made his debut for Queens Park Rangers against Newcastle United in April 1985. He went on to play 58 league games for Rangers, scoring 6 goals. He was transferred to Swindon Town in November 1989.

Kerslake moved on to Leeds United, for only 3 months in which he made 8 appearances before moving to Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs paid £450,000 for Kerslake, however he only made 34 appearances in 4 years for them. He was sent on loan to Swindon and Charlton Athletic, before being released whereupon he joined Ipswich Town in 1997.

Again he only made a handful of appearances for Ipswich, moving on to Wycombe Wanderers and then finishing his career back at Swindon.

He moved later into coaching becoming a coach under former Swindon teammate Colin Calderwood at Nottingham Forest before leaving the club when Calderwood was sacked in December 2008. He was first team coach at Watford but on June 30th 2011 was announced the new manager of Cardiff City working under Malky Mackay but this time as assistant manager.

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