NEIL McDON­ALD FACT­FILE

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Born: New­cas­tle 1965 (Age 49) came A right-back or cen­tre-half, McDon­ald Club and was through the fa­mous Wallsend Boys Two years signed by Carlisle as a 14-year-old. New­cas­tle later he was sold to home-town club in 1982, and, af­ter mak­ing his de­but aged16 score 24 went on to make over 200 ap­pear­ances, fight in 1984. goals and win pro­mo­tion to the top 1988, McDon-Signed by Ever­ton for £525,000 in 1989 and won ald was a los­ing FA Cup fi­nal­ist in two years the Tof­fees’ player of the year award to join newly-later. Af­ter 90 ap­pear­ances, he left and pro­moted Old­ham in 1991 for £500,000 for three sea-helped the Lat­ics stay in the top tier sons. played in McDon­ald joined Bolton in 1995 and as the play-off fi­nal (one of only six ap­pear­ances) to the the Trot­ters beat Read­ing to win pro­mo­tion Pre­ston, win-Premier League. He then moved to

sec­ond tier ning suc­ces­sive pro­mo­tions to the be­fore re­tir­ing in 1998. Af­ter a spell coach­ing at Pre­ston, McDon­ald part of the set-spent five years at Bolton and was un­der Sam up pro­moted to the Premier League Palace as Al­lardyce. In 2005, he joined Crys­tal a year in as­sis­tant to Iain Dowie, then spent in League One charge of Carlisle, fin­ish­ing eighth side Os­terin 2006-07. Af­ter sav­ing Swedish five-game sunds from rel­e­ga­tion dur­ing a brief at Lin­spell, McDon­ald as­sisted Peter Jack­son be­fore coln and then Gary McAl­lis­ter at Leeds 2008. A year re­join­ing Al­lardyce at Black­burn in charge at later, he spent four games in tem­po­rary Chelsea to Ewood Park, over­see­ing vic­tory over re­joined reach the League Cup fi­nal. McDon­ald when the Al­lardyce at West Ham in 2011 and, he be­came pair were dis­missed in May this year, man­ager of Black­pool.

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