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Garry Pendrey
Personal information
Full name Garry James Sidney Pendrey
Date of birth 9 February 1949 (1949-02-09) (age 60)
Place of birth    Birmingham, England
Playing position Defender (retired)
Club information
Current club Middlesbrough
Youth career
1965–1966 Birmingham City
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Birmingham City
West Bromwich Albion
Torquay United
Bristol Rovers
306 (4)
018 (0)
012 (0)
001 (0)
008 (1)   
Teams managed
Birmingham City
Celtic (Assistant Manager)
Middlesbrough (Assistant Manager)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Garry James Sidney Pendrey (born 9 February 1949) is an English former professional association footballer who is currently Middlesbrough F.C Assistant manager.


Playing career

Born in Birmingham, Pendrey spent his entire playing career in England. He signed for Birmingham City in 1965 as an apprentice defender, before agreeing professional terms in October 1966. He played for the club until 1979, making 360 appearances in all competitions and scoring five goals. He then had spells playing for West Bromwich Albion, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers and Walsall.

Coaching and management

After retiring from playing in 1983, Pendrey became a coach at Walsall. Working alongside manager Alan Buckley he helped coach the team to the League Cup semi-final in 1984. In 1986, Pendrey was replaced when Walsall was sold to a new owner, Terry Ramsden. He spent a few months on the coaching staff at Wolverhampton Wanderers before returning to Birmingham as manager in June 1987. With a dwindling squad and no money to spend on replacaments, Pendrey was fighting a losing battle. In April 1989, with relegation to the Third Division for the first time in the club's history confirmed, the new owners sacked him and appointed Dave Mackay as manager. Pendrey refused the offer of a coaching role, and rejoined Wolves instead.


With Gordon Strachan

When Gordon Strachan become manager of Coventry City in November 1996, Pendrey was appointed his assistant. When Strachan departed in 2001, Pendrey left the club also, only to reunite as manager and assistant at Southampton on 22 October 2002. [1]

On 1 June 2005, Pendrey joined Celtic as Strachan's assistant manager.[2]

After the resignation of Gordon Strachan on 25 May 2009, Pendrey left Celtic from his role as assistant manager. He was replaced by the new Celtic assistant manager Mark Venus who joined from West Bromwich Albion after the appointment of Tony Mowbray as Celtic's new manager

On 26 October 2009, Strachan was appointed the new Middlesbrough F.C manager who succession Gareth Southgate after he was sacked. Garry joined Strachan as Middlesbrough assistant manager.


  1. ^ RTE Sport - Pendrey
  2. ^ Pendrey nets Celtic role, 31 May 2005
  • Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.  

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