Tony Mowbray

Mowbray as Celtic manager (2009)

Mark Anthony "Tony" Mowbray ( born November 22, 1963 in Saltburn -by-the -Sea, England ) is an English former football player and current coach.

Playing career

Middlesbrough FC

When Tony Mowbray began his career in Middlesbrough, his club had just been relegated from the Football League First Division 1981/82. The club was struggling in the following years with significant financial difficulties and also sporty was the crash in the third league. Under the new coach Bruce Rioch was achieved in the 1986/87 season to return to the Second Division. The team at Mowbray, Colin Cooper and Gary Pallister even reached the direct walkover in the first English league the following season. The return to the Football League First Division 1988/89, however, was short-lived, because by a third last place in the table, the club went straight off again. After the team also played in the second division against relegation Rioch was sacked and replaced by Colin Todd. After a better running season 1990/91 with Rank 7 Tony Mowbray moved to Scotland in 1991 to Glasgow Celtic. In the nine years in Middlesbrough to Mowbray enjoyed great popularity with the fans and was one of the best players of his club.

Celtic Glasgow

His work in Glasgow was overshadowed by the death of his wife. Was also sporting his time at Celtic are not in good memory. In the championship, the team was defeated always local rivals Glasgow Rangers. Mowbray graduated in four years 78 league games and scored 6 goals. In 1995, his return to England to Ipswich Town.

Ipswich Town

Ipswich had just been relegated from the Premier League 1994/95 and thus started in the second division. Only in his last season the team captain Tony Mowbray managed to return to the Premier League 2000 /01. After the climb, he finished with 36 years of his playing career.

Coaching career

After four years on the coaching staff of Ipswich Town, he took over as coach in 2004 the Scottish first division club Hibernian. In his first season he led his team into third place behind the overpowering Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic. Thus, the club was allowed to start in the UEFA Cup 2005/ 06, failed there but already in the first round at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. Also in the 2005/06 season led his team Mowbray on a good fourth place, before he returned to England to train to West Bromwich Albion during the season 2006/ 07.

Mowbray replaced Bryan Robson at West Brom. Once again, he joined a team that was relegated in the previous year from the first division. After a good season that led to fourth place in the regular season, failed his new team until the play-off final 0-1 to Derby County. However, this setback, the club quickly digested and increased sovereign in the 2007/ 08 season as the first table in the Premier League on. There the successful work of Mowbray ended in West Bromwich. The club was relegated at the end of the season was the last of the Premier League 2008 /09 now and a little later he took over as coach at Celtic.

The season in the Scottish Premier League 2009/10 fell well short of expectations. As in his time as a player and a coach Mowbray could not leave behind city rivals Glasgow Rangers. In addition, the club lost under his leadership unusually large number of games. On 25 March 2010 his work was cut short in Glasgow.

On 26 October 2010 he took over as coach at FC Middlesbrough in the Football League Championship 2010/11. Middlesbrough played at this time, contrary to expectations, not the ascent, but found himself in the bottom third of the table again. This led to the dismissal of manager Gordon Strachan and Tony Mowbray the former player of the obligation.

After the start was not run as expected in the 2013/14 season, the club parted on October 21, 2013 by Tony Mowbray.