John Ward (footballer)

John Ward (footballer)

Football player infobox
playername = John Ward

fullname = John Patrick Ward
nickname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1951|4|7|df=y
cityofbirth = Lincoln
countryofbirth = England
height =
currentclub = Carlisle United (manager)
position = Striker
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1970–1979
clubs = Lincoln City
Workington (loan)
Grimsby Town
Lincoln City
caps(goals) = 240 (91)
011 0(3)
027 0(6)
003 0(0)
001 0(0)
manageryears = 1991–1993
managerclubs = York City
Bristol Rovers
Bristol City
Wolverhampton Wanderers (caretaker)
Cheltenham Town
Carlisle United

John Patrick Ward (born 7 April 1951 in Lincoln, England) is an English former footballer and manager. He is currently manager of Carlisle United.

As a player, Ward spent the bulk of his career as a forward at Lincoln City where he scored more than 100 goals between 1970 and 1979. He also had spells at Watford, Grimsby and Workington.

Following his retirement from playing, Ward was assistant manager to Graham Taylor at Watford from 1982 and then followed Taylor to Aston Villa in 1987. After Taylor became England manager in 1990, Ward remained at Villa for a further season under Jozef Venglos before becoming manager of fc|York City in 1991. He later managed both Bristol clubs, Bristol Rovers and Bristol City, and was assistant to Adrian Heath at Burnley.

In 1998 Ward became assistant manager to Colin Lee at Wolverhampton Wanderers. After Lee's departure, he had a brief spell as caretaker manager before reverting to assistant under Dave Jones. He helped the club win promotion to the Premier League in 2003 but left the club at the end of the season. Ward was appointed Cheltenham Town manager in November 2003 and in 2006 guided the club to promotion into League One. After keeping the Robins in League One the following season, he moved to Carlisle United in October 2007.cite news
title = Ward handed Carlisle manager post
url =
publisher = BBC Sport
date = 2007-10-02
accessdate = 2007-10-03

Managerial statistics

:"As of 15 May, 2008."cite web
title = John Ward's managerial career
url =
publisher = Soccerbase
accessdate = 2008-07-21


External links

* [ John Ward's LMA Profile]

NAME=Ward, John Patrick
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Football (soccer) player, coach & manager
DATE OF BIRTH=7 April 1951
PLACE OF BIRTH=Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

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