Rob Kelly

Full name: Robert Anthony Kelly
Birthdate: 21.12.1964
Birthplace: Birmingham
Joined from: LCFC coach
Nationality: England
Honours: None
Other clubs as manager: Preston North End (caretaker), Nottingham Forest (caretaker)
Serving Period: 25.01.2006 - 11.04.2007
Games: 63
Wins: 21
Draws: 19
Losses: 23

Manager profile

Birmingham-born Kelly was one of the few people to have both played for and managed City in the club's history. He came through the club's youth ranks and went on to play 24 league matches for the Foxes, chipping in with one league goal from midfield along the way. But his playing career never really took off, moving on loan to Tranmere Rovers before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he made just 16 starts and then Burton Albion. He was forced to retire at the age of just 24 after sustaining a career-ending back injury.

He was given a job as youth team coach with Wolves and also trained as a journalist with the Wolverhampton Express and Star before returning to football, first back with Wolves in their coaching set-up and then to Watford as a youth team coach. He looked suited to youth football and hit the heights when he was given the job of Academy Director at Blackburn Rovers.

Kelly was given the role of assistant manager at Leicester under manager Craig Levein and, when the Scot got sacked after 18 months in charge, Kelly stepped-in to be caretaker manager. He impressed, steering the club to 21 points from a possible 30 in his first ten games in charge. It took the Foxes up and away from the relegation spots and he won the Championship manager of the month award in March 2006. His job impressed the club, who gave him a one-year rolling contract in April 2006.

He couldn't replicate his run of results when he was confirmed as full-time manager though and was sacked due to a poor run of results a year later, with his rolling deal coming to an end. He was replaced by Nigel Worthington for the remainder of the season.

Kelly went on to a coaching role at Preston North End before becoming assistant boss to Alan Irvine at Sheffield Wednesday. Following Irvine's departure from the Owls he was given the same role under Steve McLaren at Nottingham Forest. In all three of those roles he went on to be caretaker manager as each boss got the sack. Most notably, he helped Preston to a 7-0 FA Cup win over Colchester United in his only game in caretaker charge.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 57 19 18 20 66 75 33.33%
FA Cup 3 0 1 2 5 7 0%
League Cup 3 2 0 1 7 4 66.67%
Europe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 63 21 19 23 78 86 33.33%
All matches(63)
Date Competition Opposition Result Pos Stadium
128.01.2006FA Cup 4Southampton (H)0 - 1-Walkers Stadium
231.01.2006Championship Queens Park Rangers (A)3 - 221Loftus Road
304.02.2006Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)1 - 021Walkers Stadium
411.02.2006Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (A)2 - 119Withdean Stadium
514.02.2006Championship Derby County (H)2 - 219Walkers Stadium
618.02.2006Championship Leeds United (H)1 - 119Walkers Stadium
725.02.2006Championship Ipswich Town (A)0 - 220Portman Road
804.03.2006Championship Hull City (H)3 - 218Walkers Stadium
911.03.2006Championship Luton Town (A)2 - 116Kenilworth Road
1018.03.2006Championship Millwall (A)1 - 016The Den
1125.03.2006Championship Reading (H)1 - 116Walkers Stadium
1201.04.2006Championship Norwich City (A)1 - 218Carrow Road
1307.04.2006Championship Crystal Palace (H)2 - 015Walkers Stadium
1415.04.2006Championship Preston North End (H)1 - 217Walkers Stadium
1517.04.2006Championship Coventry City (A)1 - 117Ricoh Arena
1622.04.2006Championship Plymouth Argyle (H)1 - 015Walkers Stadium
1730.04.2006Championship Southampton (A)0 - 216St Mary's Stadium
1805.08.2006Championship Luton Town (A)0 - 223Kenilworth Road
1908.08.2006Championship Burnley (H)0 - 124Walkers Stadium
2012.08.2006Championship Ipswich Town (H)3 - 117Walkers Stadium
2118.08.2006Championship Coventry City (A)0 - 016Ricoh Arena
2222.08.2006League Cup 1Macclesfield Town (H)2 - 0-Walkers Stadium
2326.08.2006Championship Southend United (H)1 - 011Walkers Stadium
2409.09.2006Championship West Bromwich Albion (A)0 - 218The Hawthorns
2512.09.2006Championship Hull City (H)0 - 121Walkers Stadium
2616.09.2006Championship Sunderland (A)1 - 120Stadium of Light
2719.09.2006League Cup 2Hereford United (A)3 - 1-Edgar Street
2823.09.2006Championship Colchester United (H)0 - 021Walkers Stadium
2930.09.2006Championship Birmingham City (A)1 - 119St Andrew's
3014.10.2006Championship Southampton (H)3 - 216Walkers Stadium
3117.10.2006Championship Leeds United (A)2 - 113Elland Road
3221.10.2006Championship Crystal Palace (H)1 - 114Walkers Stadium
3324.10.2006League Cup 3Aston Villa (H)2 - 3-Walkers Stadium
3428.10.2006Championship Queens Park Rangers (A)1 - 115Loftus Road
3531.10.2006Championship Stoke City (H)2 - 112Walkers Stadium
3604.11.2006Championship Sheffield Wednesday (A)1 - 215Hillsborough
3711.11.2006Championship Plymouth Argyle (H)2 - 214Walkers Stadium
3818.11.2006Championship Preston North End (H)0 - 117Walkers Stadium
3925.11.2006Championship Derby County (A)0 - 118Pride Park
4028.11.2006Championship Norwich City (A)1 - 319Carrow Road
4102.12.2006Championship Sheffield Wednesday (H)1 - 420Walkers Stadium
4209.12.2006Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)2 - 118Molineux
4316.12.2006Championship Barnsley (H)2 - 017Walkers Stadium
4423.12.2006Championship Cardiff City (H)0 - 018Walkers Stadium
4526.12.2006Championship Hull City (A)2 - 116KC Stadium
4630.12.2006Championship Southampton (A)0 - 217St Mary's Stadium
4701.01.2007Championship Sunderland (H)0 - 217Walkers Stadium
4806.01.2007FA Cup 3Fulham (H)2 - 2-Walkers Stadium
4913.01.2007Championship Colchester United (A)1 - 118Layer Road
5017.01.2007FA Cup 3 repFulham (A)3 - 4-Craven Cottage
5127.01.2007Championship Cardiff City (A)2 - 318Ninian Park
5203.02.2007Championship Luton Town (H)1 - 118Walkers Stadium
5310.02.2007Championship Ipswich Town (A)2 - 017Portman Road
5417.02.2007Championship Coventry City (H)3 - 014Walkers Stadium
5520.02.2007Championship Burnley (A)1 - 013Turf Moor
5624.02.2007Championship West Bromwich Albion (H)1 - 113Walkers Stadium
5703.03.2007Championship Southend United (A)2 - 214Roots Hall
5810.03.2007Championship Crystal Palace (A)0 - 216Selhurst Park
5913.03.2007Championship Leeds United (H)1 - 116Walkers Stadium
6017.03.2007Championship Queens Park Rangers (H)1 - 317Walkers Stadium
6131.03.2007Championship Stoke City (A)2 - 417Britannia Stadium
6206.04.2007Championship Derby County (H)1 - 117Walkers Stadium
6309.04.2007Championship Plymouth Argyle (A)0 - 319Home Park

Rob Kelly transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Rufus Brevett Plymouth Argyle On loan 27.02.2006
Andrew Welsh Sunderland On loan 01.03.2006
Gareth McAuley Lincoln City Free 05.06.2006
Andy Johnson West Bromwich Albion Free 22.06.2006
Joshua Low Northampton Town Free 22.06.2006
Darren Kenton Southampton Free 27.06.2006
Danny Cadamarteri Grays Athletic Free 01.01.2007
Mark Yeates Tottenham Hotspur On loan 31.01.2007
Geoff Horsfield Sheffield United On loan 31.01.2007
Luigi Glombard Cardiff City On loan 31.01.2007
Jason Jarrett Preston North End On loan 08.02.2007
Shaun Newton West Ham United On loan 09.03.2007

Rob Kelly bought 12 players for £0

Rob Kelly transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Jason Wilcox Blackpool Free 27.01.2006
Dion Dublin Celtic Free 30.01.2006
Mark De Vries Heerenveen On loan 31.01.2006
Scott Gemmill Oxford United Free 23.03.2006
Conrad Logan Boston United On loan 06.04.2006
Joey Gudjonsson AZ Alkmaar Free 01.07.2006
Patrik Gerrbrand Fredrikstad Free 31.07.2006
Joe Hamill Livingston Free 01.08.2006
Lee Morris Yeovil Town Free 02.08.2006
Mark De Vries ADO Den Haag On loan 18.08.2006
Alan Sheehan Mansfield Town On loan 08.09.2006
Louis Dodds Northwich Victoria On loan 09.10.2006
Joshua Low Peterborough United £100,000 04.01.2007
Momo Sylla Released Free 11.01.2007
Chris O'Grady Rotherham United £65,000 18.01.2007
Gareth Williams Watford Unknown 31.01.2007
Louis Dodds Rochdale On loan 20.02.2007
Danny Cadamarteri Doncaster Rovers On loan 16.03.2007

Rob Kelly sold 18 players for £165,000
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