Rob Edwards

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Rob Edwards is the first team coach at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Playing career

Edwards was chiefly a central defender. Although he played a few games for Aston Villa in the Premier League at the start of his career, and one for Blackpool at the same level to end his career, the majority of his games were at Championship level, the second tier. The club he played most games for was Wolves, where he spent four seasons. Although born in Shropshire (and despite playing for England at youth level) he represented Wales in fifteen senior internationals between 2003 and 2006. He qualified for Wales through both parents, and in fact his father, Alan, had represented Wales at under-18 level.

Managerial career

On 11 October 2013 Edwards announced his retirement as a player, at the age of 30. He spent most of the next year improving his coaching qualifications while also doing work for two academies: Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers. In July 2014 he was appointed as Head Coach to the Wolves U18 squad. The Under-18s had a decent season, and towards the end of it Edwards began doing some work with the first team, with Sean Parrish taking over the U18s. In June 2015 it was announced that his new position was first team coach, behind Head Coach Kenny Jackett and his assistant Joe Gallen.

Rob Edwards
Full Name Robert Owen Edwards
Date of Birth 25 December 1982
Place of Birth Madeley, England
Nationality Welsh
Current club Wolverhampton Wanderers
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