Alex Inglethorpe

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Alex Inglethorpe
Personal information
Full name Alexander Matthew Inglethorpe
Date of birth (1971-11-14) 14 November 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Epsom, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Liverpool (Director of the Academy)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1995 Watford 12 (2)
1995Barnet (loan) 6 (3)
1995–2000 Leyton Orient 123 (32)
2000–2001 Exeter City 19 (2)
2000–2001Canvey Island (loan) 0 (0)
2001–2003 Leatherhead (–)
Total 160 (39)
Teams managed
2001–2003 Leatherhead
2004–2006 Exeter City
2006–2012 Tottenham Hotspur (Youth)
2012–2014 Liverpool under-21s
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Matthew Inglethorpe (born 14 November 1971 in Epsom, England) is an English former footballer, who played as a forward for Watford, Leyton Orient, Exeter City and Barnet.[1] He is now the Academy Director at Liverpool FC.


Playing career[edit]

An attacking midfielder or striker, Inglethorpe began his playing career at Watford. However, despite staying at the club for five years, he made only two starts and ten substitute appearances in league matches. Following a loan spell at Barnet in 1995, he signed for Leyton Orient. In 2000, he moved to Exeter City, where he ended his professional career following a brief loan spell at Canvey Island, for whom he played only a single match in the FA Cup.

Coaching career[edit]

Inglethorpe started his coaching career at Leatherhead in a player-manager role. While at Leatherhead he had to manage the team on a budget of just £500 a week. In his interview to James Pearce of the Chester Chronicle he included "While I was there, I worked in a warehouse and I coached the Under-18s at Lewisham College. I had 70 to 80 youngsters and a bag of balls and had to make the most of it, it was hard but they were good times."[2]

Inglethorpe returned to Leyton Orient as U-19 coach in January 2004,[3] he was appointed manager of Exeter in October 2004.[4] During his tenure at Exeter the club drew 0–0 with Manchester United in the FA Cup. Whilst managing in non-League he also served as Assistant Manager of the England National Game XI, but left the post in October 2005 as he was unhappy with claims he used the post to tap up other clubs' players.[5]

In June 2006 he left Exeter to join the coaching staff at Tottenham, having also been offered the manager's job at MK Dons.[6] Following the sacking of Martin Jol, he served as assistant to caretaker manager Clive Allen until the appointment of Juande Ramos. After Ramos was sacked, Inglethorpe was due to take charge of the Tottenham team for a league match against Bolton, though this was prevented by the quick appointment of Harry Redknapp.

In November 2012 he left Tottenham after six years to join Brendan Rodgers' backroom staff at Liverpool as a reserve team coach.[7] In August 2014 Inglethorpe was promoted from the under-21s manager to academy director at Liverpool.


  1. ^ Alex Inglethorpe at Soccerbase
  2. ^ James Pearce (7 March 2013). "Liverpool FC coach Alex Inglethorpe has risen from non-league ranks". Chester Chronicle. Retrieved 3 April 2013.
  3. ^ Inglethorpe returns to Orient BBC Sport, 29 January 2004
  4. ^ Inglethorpe takes over at Exeter BBC Sport, 14 October 2004
  5. ^ Fairclough rues Inglethorpe exit BBC Sport, 25 October 2005
  6. ^ Inglethorpe set to leave Exeter BBC Sport, 7 June 2006
  7. ^ Reds make Academy coach changes Archived 29 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine, 27 November 2012

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