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Nigel Clough

Personal information
Full nameNigel Howard Clough
Date of birth19 March 1966(age 50)
Place of birthSunderland, Tyne & Wear, England
Height1.75 m
Playing positionStriker, Midfielder
Club information
Current clubDerby County (manager)

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Nigel Howard Clough (born 19 March 1966) is an English former footballer and the current manager of Derby County. Playing predominately as a striker, but later in his career was used as a midfielder, Clough was capped by England 14 times in the early 1990s.

Clough is most notable for his time at Nottingham Forest, where he played over 400 times in two separate spells, mostly under the managership of his father Brian and scored 131 goals, making him the second highest scorer in the club's history. He subsequently had spells with Liverpool, Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday before moving into non league football at the age of 32 when he became player manager with Southern Football League Premier Division side Burton Albion in 1998. Over the next decade, during half of which he continued to play a regular role on the field, Clough took Burton up from the seventh tier of the English football league system to the brink of promotion to League Two before leaving halfway through the 2008-09 season to follow in his father's footsteps and take over at Derby County.


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