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Full name  Sean McAuley
Name  Sean McAuley
Career end  2005
1988–1990  Manchester United
Career start  1990

Playing position  Defender
Height  1.83 m
Role  Footballer
Position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1972-06-23) 23 June 1972 (age 43)
Current team  Portland Timbers (Assistant Manager)

Place of birth  Sheffield, England

Sheffield Wednesday's Sean McAuley on the partnership with GIS

Sean McAuley (born 23 June 1972) is an English former professional footballer. He is currently the Assistant Manager at Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers


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Playing career

Sheffield-born McAuley began his football career with Manchester United, signing on with the club as an apprentice in July 1988. He turned professional on 21 June 1990, but was sold to St Johnstone for £80,000 two years later, without having made a single appearance for the United first team.

Coaching career

McAuley was appointed Sheffield Wednesday's Academy head coach in January 2006.

He became caretaker manager of Sheffield Wednesday between the sacking of Paul Sturrock and the appointment of Brian Laws in late October and early November 2006 respectively. McAuley was in charge for four first-team games, winning three and drawing one. The victories were over Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and Leicester City. The draw was a 2–2 scoreline at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Following the appointments of both Laws and Alan Irvine, he returned to his career as the Owls' Academy head coach.

Following the sacking of Brian Laws on 13 December 2009, McAuley was re-installed as caretaker manager, until a replacement could be found. His first game was a 2–0 home defeat to Swansea. He then went on to draw 2–2 with league leaders Newcastle United and lose 2–1 to Crystal Palace in the 3rd round of the FA Cup, both at home.

McAuley has been involved in Sheffield Wednesday's work to build partner relationships with clubs in North America. He has developed ties with clubs in northern California and Michigan, and in April 2009 he travelled to Canada to undertake coaching sessions with Victoria Highlanders.

However, in July 2012, Sean McAuley departed Sheffield Wednesday in order to become the Assistant Manager at Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers. McAuley previously played in Portland for the pre-MLS Timbers.

Managerial statistics

As of match played 2 January 2010


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