Simon Hunt (footballer)

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Simon Hunt
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-11-17) 17 November 1962 (age 56)
Place of birth Chester, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1981 Wrexham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Wrexham 108 (18)
1984–1986 IF Elfsborg
1987–1989 IK Brage
1990–1991 GAIS 30 (1)
1991–1993 IK Brage
Teams managed
1998–1999 IK Brage
2000 Kalmar FF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Simon Hunt (born 17 November 1962) is an English former professional footballer who played in both the UK and Sweden. Most recently he was head of international scouting at Ipswich Town, and before that Sporting Director at West Bromwich Albion

Career

Playing career

Beginning his career at Wrexham, Hunt made over 100 appearances for the Welsh club.[1] Hunt later played in Sweden for IF Elfsborg, IK Brage and GAIS.[2]

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, Hunt has managed Swedish sides IK Brage[3] and Kalmar FF, and has scouted for English sides Ipswich Town and Derby County. He was then part George Burley's successful spell at Scottish side Hearts, serving as Assistant Manager and Chief Scout.[4] He then followed Burley to Southampton in the same role, but the club and Hunt parted ways the following season as Hunt became Sporting Director of West Bromwich Albion.[5] Hunt returned as an international scout to Ipswich Town in June 2008.[6][7]

On 9 June 2009 it was announced that Hunt would be leaving Ipswich Town following his time as International scout. His departure came as part of cost-cutting measure behind the scenes at the Suffolk club, following the takeover by billionaire, Marcus Evans.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Simon Hunt" (in Swedish). GAIS. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  3. ^ "Tränare genom tiderna" (in Swedish). IK Brage. Archived from the original on 3 January 2009. Retrieved 1 April 2009.
  4. ^ Neil White (25 September 2005). "Glory Hunt". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  5. ^ Peter Lansley (13 October 2008). "West Bromwich Albion hail Roman Bednar as the 'new Ronaldo'". The Times. Retrieved 26 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Ipswich sign defender Balkestein". BBC. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  7. ^ "International Scout Appointed". Ipswich Town. 16 June 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Simon Hunt Leaves Town". ITFC. 9 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009.


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