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Alan Reeves (born 19 November 1967) is an English former football player.

Alan Reeves
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-11-19) 19 November 1967 (age 51)
Place of birth Birkenhead, England
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1988 Heswall (-)
1988–1989 Norwich City 0 (0)
1989Gillingham (loan) 18 (0)
1989–1991 Chester City 40 (2)
1991–1994 Rochdale 121 (9)
1994–1998 Wimbledon 57 (4)
1998–2006 Swindon Town 208 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 December 2006
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 December 2006

He was known primarily as a reliable centre half for Football League clubs, although he play FA Premier League football for four seasons with Wimbledon during the 1990s. He also played for Gillingham, Chester City, Rochdale and Swindon Town, where he spent the last eight years of his playing career before hanging up his boots in 2006, also as a player/coach, before becoming assistant manager.

Reeves served as assistant manager for Brentford, from where he left with manager Scott Fitzgerald on 10 April 2007 after the club's relegation. He interviewed for the vacant Crawley Town manager role in May 2007, but was unsuccessful in receiving the job, reportedly due to differences with then chairman James Moore.

His twin brother David, also played professional football for a number of clubs and has most recently been a coach at Gainsborough Trinity. Alan stated on an interview with LBC Radio that he sent letters to prospective clubs, purporting to be from his brother, in order to secure trials with them.

On 19 June 2014, it was announced than Alan would become the new AFC Wimbledon Development Squad and Academy under-23 manager. After five years, he left the club by mutual consent on 14 May 2019.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

His twin brother David was also a professional footballer, most notably with Bolton Wanderers, Carlisle United and Chesterfield.

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