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1992–1996  Sheffield Wednesday
Manages  Hallam F.C.
1990–1992  Rotherham United
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Role  Footballer
Playing position  Defender
Name  Julian Watts

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Date of birth  (1971-03-17) 17 March 1971 (age 44)

Place of birth  Sheffield, England

Julian Watts (born 17 March 1971) is an English professional footballer, best known as a player for Luton Town and Australian side Northern Spirit who, after a spell of two-and-a-half years, was the manager of Hallam. He resigned from his post in May 2013 before taking up the position as manager at Shirebrook Town later that month. At the start of season 2015–16 he became manager of Rainworth Miners Welfare.

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Playing career

Watts started out with Rotherham United as an apprentice, but after only two years in the first team he moved on to Sheffield Wednesday. He left Sheffield Wednesday in March 1996, after only 18 league appearances, to play for Leicester City. At Leicester he played as they won the 1996 First Division play-off Final. He also contributed to their run in the 1996–97 Football League Cup, being on the pitch as they beat Wimbledon in the semi-final, but was left out of the final squad itself. Whilst at Leicester he scored once; his goal coming in a 3–1 defeat to Chelsea. Watts wore the colours of five more teams before he arrived at Luton Town on loan in 1999. Luton clearly suited Watts, as he became a first team regular, and made 67 league appearances in two seasons. At the end of 2000–01, he decided to join Australian club Northern Spirit, where he played until 2004, when the club folded. Now retired from the game, he returned to England to set up a business in Worksop. In September 2010 he was appointed assistant manager of Maltby Main and in January 2011 manager of Hallam.

On 3 May 2016 Watts, now manager of Nottinghamshire side Rainworth Miners Welfare, was obliged to play once again for a fixture on the final day of the season against Pickering Town; his club were struggling to get a team together due to injuries, work commitments and a youth team cup final. Watts played 54 minutes before replacing himself with substitute Cameron Mitchell. Rainworth lost 4–2.

References

Julian Watts Wikipedia


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