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Greg Abbott (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameGregory Stephen Abbott
Date of birth14 December 1963(age 52)
Place of birthCoventry, England
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing positionRight back / Midfielder
Club information
Current clubCarlisle United (Manager)

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Gregory Stephen "Greg" Abbott (born 14 December 1963) is an English football manager and former player. He played as a right back or midfielder, and is now manager of Carlisle United.

Born in Coventry, Abbott started his career with his hometown team Coventry City. He was released without playing a game but recommended to Bradford City, where he won the Division Three title in the 1984 85 season and went on to play more than 300 games. He had spells with Halifax Town and non-league Guiseley before he returned to The Football League with former manager Terry Dolan at Hull City. He spent four seasons with Hull playing another 100 games to take his career total to in excess of 500 first team matches.

After retiring, he went into coaching. He spent a decade at Leeds United coaching a number of junior and reserve sides, before he was appointed assistant manager of Carlisle United in 2006. He spent a brief spell as caretaker manager in 2007, before he was given the job full-time 13 months later after John Ward was sacked.

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