Stephen Clarke Biography
Stephen Clarke (also known as Steve Clarke) is a Scottish professional football manager and former player who is the manager of the Scotland national team. He led the team to UEFA Euro 2020, their first major tournament for 23 years.
Stephen Clarke Age
He was born on 29th August, 1963, Saltcoats, Scotland.
Stephen Clarke Height
He stand at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch.
Stephen Clarke Education
Information regarding his education is unknown.
Stephen Clarke Parents
He was born to Doris(mother) and Charles Clark(father), who are both retired police officers.
Stephen Clarke Siblings
He has a brother, Paul Clarke (born 11th October 1956) who was a Scottish former semi-professional footballer and played for Kilmarnock as a centre-back.
Paul left the club and retired from football at the age of 29 years to join Strathclyde Police before reaching their upper recruitment age limit; despite ending his career early, he is ranked 11th on Kilmarnock’s all-time appearance list, having played in 436 matches across 11 seasons in the three major competitions.
Stephen Clarke Wife
Steve Clarke is married to Karen Clarke, She has been courting the media’s attention since she married Steve Clarke. Despite the media’s fascination, she has managed to keep aspects of her life hidden from the public eye, and as a consequence, there is very little information about her.
Stephen Clarke Children
Steve Clarke and Karen Clarke have two boys.
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He joined Newcastle United as assistant manager to Ruud Gullit in 1998, his former manager at Chelsea. He was part of the coaching team with Gullit, which helped Newcastle reach the 1999 FA Cup Final on 22nd May 1999, where Newcastle finished runners up to Manchester United after goals from Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes in a 2–0 defeat.
Clarke was promoted to the position of assistant manager when José Mourinho was appointed manager in the summer of 2004. Clarke was a part of the coaching set-up which saw Chelsea win two FA Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups over three seasons under Mourinho. During this period, Clarke completed his UEFA Pro Licence in 2006.
On 12th September 2008, Clarke handed in his resignation to Chelsea, hoping to move to West Ham United to be assistant to former Chelsea team mate Gianfranco Zola. Chelsea initially rejected his resignation, demanding compensation worth two years of Clarke’s salary. After a deal was agreed between the clubs, Clarke became West Ham’s first-team coach on 15 September.
On 10th January 2011, He was appointed first-team coach at Liverpool by Kenny Dalglish, after Dalglish had replaced the dismissed Roy Hodgson two days before. Clarke was credited for turning Liverpool’s season around, having a points average of around two points per match from his arrival, coupled with an improved defensive record.
On 8 June 2012, Clarke was appointed manager of West Bromwich Albion and signed a two-year contract. The job was Clarke’s first permanent management role for any club, though during his time the club referred to him as “head coach”
On 16 December 2014, Clarke was appointed manager of Reading on a two-and-a-half-year deal, succeeding Nigel Adkins. On 16 March 2015, Clarke managed Reading to a 3–0 win against Bradford City in the FA Cup to reach their first semi-final for 88 years.
In November 2015, Clarke was approached by Fulham to become their manager. Reading gave Clarke permission to speak to Fulham, but following the discussion he decided against taking the position. Clarke was sacked by Reading on 4 December 2015 after one year in charge.
Clarke was hired by Aston Villa on 2 June 2016 to be their assistant manager, working alongside former Chelsea teammate Roberto Di Matteo. He was not retained following the appointment of Steve Bruce in October 2016.
He was appointed manager of Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock, the club he had supported as a child, on 14 October 2017. When he took over, the club sat bottom of the league table. His first game as Kilmarnock manager, which was his first involvement at a Scottish club match for 30 years, ended in a 1–1 draw at Rangers.
In May 2019, Clarke was appointed manager of the Scotland national team on a contract due to run until the end of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. On his debut on 8 June, the Scots won 2–1 at home to Cyprus in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.
Scotland then suffered four consecutive defeats against Belgium and Russia, two of them by 4–0 margins, which ended any hope of qualifying automatically for Euro 2020. On 12 November 2020, Scotland defeated Serbia 4–5 on penalties after a 1–1 draw to take their place in the delayed finals via the UEFA Nations League route.
Stephen Clarke Salary
His estimated annual salary is USD 500,000.
Stephen Clarke Net Worth
His estimated net worth is USD 5 million.
Stephen Clarke Instagram
He does not have an Instagram account