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Peter Shirtliff

Personal information
Full namePeter Andrew Shirtliff
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionCentral defender
Club information
Current clubBury FC (assistant manager)

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Peter Andrew Shirtliff (born 6 April 1961) is an English football coach and former player. As a player, he made more than 500 appearances in the Football League playing as a central defender for Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Barnsley and Carlisle United. He has managed Mansfield Town, and since June 2011 has been assistant manager at Bury FC

Shirtliff was born in Hoyland, near Barnsley. He began his football career with Sheffield Wednesday, where in two spells with the club he achieved promotion from the Second Divisionin 1983 84, a third-place finish in the First Division in the 1991 92 season, and a League Cup-winners' medal in 1991, but missed the 1993 League Cup and FA Cup finals with a broken arm. He played more than 350 games for the club in all competitions. After his first spell with Wednesday, he joined Charlton Athletic, where his two goals in the last 10 minutes of extra time in the 186 87 playoff final replay against Leeds kept the club in the First Division. He also played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Barnsley and Carlisle United).

Shirtliff retired from the game in 1997, after 18 years as a professional footballer. He has since been youth team coach at Barnsley and Leicester City. In 2005, he was appointed assistant manager at Mansfield Town. He became the manager of Mansfield following the dismissal of Carlton Palmer in September 2005, and lasted 15 months in the job before getting sacked in December 2006 following a poor run of results.

In 2007, he was appointed assistant manager at Tranmere Rovers, and two years later took up the equivalent post at Swindon Town. and now he is at Bury.

His younger brother Paul was also a professional footballer.

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