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Stuart Watkiss
Personal information
Full name Stuart Watkiss
Date of birth 8 May 1966 (1966-05-08) (age 43)
Place of birth    Wolverhampton, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Club information
Current club Hull City (Development Coach)
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Crewe Alexandra
Rushall Olympic
Hereford United
Mansfield Town
02 (0)
03 (0)

62 (2)
19 (0)
35 (1)   
Teams managed
Mansfield Town
Kidderminster Harriers
Grimsby Town (caretaker)
Grimsby Town (caretaker)

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

Stuart Watkiss (born 8 May 1966) is an English former footballer who notably played for Hereford United and Mansfield Town. He is currently Development Coach at Hull City.




Playing career

Watkiss joined his home town club Wolverhampton Wanderers as a youngster in 1984, however after making only two appearances he moved to Crewe Alexandra in 1986.

He went on to play for Rushall Olympic, Walsall and Hereford United before moving to Mansfield Town in 1996. Watkiss remained with Town until hanging his boots up in 1999.


In 2002 he made the step up from Assistant Manager at Mansfield Town to become the team's Manager, but he didn't last long in the job. His next port of call was to manage Kidderminster Harriers between 2004 and 2006. Following his dismissal he became Assistant Manager to Graham Rodger at Grimsby Town, and took over team affairs briefly in November 2006 following the sacking of Rodger, but he was overlooked for the job, which was given to Alan Buckley instead.

Watkiss continued in his role as Assistant Manager for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 campaigns, and in September 2008, he was given the role of Caretaker Manager once again following the dismissal of Alan Buckley. Watkiss made public his desire to become the team's manager on a permanent basis, but a 1-1 draw with Morecambe and then a 1-0 home defeat to Barnet, who at the time were the only club in the football league statistically worse than them, pushed club chairman John Fenty into releasing a statement to worried supporters saying that Watkiss would not be given the job permanently.

Grimsby appointed Mike Newell in October 2008 and Watkiss re-took his former position as Assistant Manager. At the end of the 2008-2009 season, Watkiss was relieved of his duties at the club, and replaced by the club's Chief Scout, Brian Stein.

He was appointed as Development Coach by Phil Brown at Hull City in July 2009.[1]


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