David Oldfield (footballer)
David Charles Oldfield (born 30 May 1968) is an English former professional footballer and current coach who played for several English clubs including Luton Town, Manchester City, Leicester City and Stoke City.
|Full name||David Charles Oldfield|
|Date of birth||30 May 1968|
|Place of birth||Perth, Australia|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|1995||→ Millwall (loan)||17||(6)|
|2005||Oxford United (caretaker manager)|
|2011||Peterborough United (caretaker manager)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Australia, Oldfield moved to England with his family at a young age. He began playing football as a boy for North Buckinghamshire Village side Stoke Goldington, before being spotted by league outfit Luton Town in 1986, where he played 29 league games over the next three years, scoring four goals. While at Luton he received a call-up to the England under-21 squad, in March 1988.
Oldfield moved to Manchester City for a fee of £600,000 in March 1989, choosing to join City ahead of West Ham United. At City, Oldfield formed part of the squad that gained promotion to the First Division in 1988–89. Though Oldfield was at Maine Road for less than a year, he is fondly remembered for his two goals in the Manchester derby against local rivals United in September 1989 when City triumphed 5–1. Mel Machin, the manager who signed Oldfield for City, was sacked in November 1989. Less than a month after Howard Kendall was appointed as Machin's successor, Oldfield was sold. In an exchange valued at £650,000, Oldfield headed to Leicester City, and Wayne Clarke travelled in the opposite direction.
Oldfield stayed at Leicester for five years. He helped them win promotion to the FA Premier League in 1994, winning the playoffs at Wembley after losing there in the two previous seasons. He then had a successful loan spell at Millwall, but the move was not made permanent and he returned to Luton Town instead. However, he was unable to prevent their relegation to Division Two in 1996 and signed for Stoke City two years later. He spent two years with Stoke before a two-year spell at Peterborough United and then a two-year spell at Oxford United before he played his last professional game in 2004. He came out of retirement the following year to sign for non-league Stafford Rangers, where he spent two years. Tamworth confirmed the signing of David Oldfield on 30 November 2007. Oldfield made his debut for the club against Leigh RMI in a 2–0 home victory on 1 December 2007, just one day after signing.
Oldfield was named as Oxford caretaker-manager after the dismissal of Ian Atkins in March 2004 but his first game in charge was postponed due to bad weather and Graham Rix was appointed before the next; Oldfield finally took charge of Oxford as caretaker-manager for one game (a home defeat to Chester City) before the appointment of Brian Talbot in May 2005. He left Oxford's backroom staff in 2006.
Some three days after Oldfield made his Tamworth debut, he was appointed as the new first team manager of Brackley Town on 4 December 2007, replacing Roger Ashby. In 2008 Oldfield was appointed as Reserve Team Manager at Peterborough United, and on 11 January 2011 he took charge of the first team for one match in between the departure of manager Gary Johnson and the appointment of Darren Ferguson as his replacement, a 2–1 home league win over Brentford.
In July 2011, Oldfield left Peterborough to join West Bromwich Albion as a development coach. On 12 June 2014, Oldfield joined Milton Keynes Dons as Head of Academy Coaching He was appointed assistant manager to Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Burton Albion in November 2014. On 4 December 2015, Oldfield left Burton to join Hasselbaink at Queens Park Rangers.
Towards the end of the 2016–17 season Oldfield returned to Peterborough United on a trial basis after the departure of Lee Glover. At the end of the season he was appointed as assistant manager on a permanent basis under manager Grant McCann. He stepped in as caretaker-manager for one game in February 2018 after McCann's sacking (a 2–1 home victory over Walsall) before Steve Evans was appointed. Oldfield left the club the following month.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other[A]||Total|
|Luton Town||1987–88||First Division||8||3||0||0||1||0||2||2||11||5|
|Manchester City||1988–89||Second Division||11||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||11||3|
|Leicester City||1989–90||Second Division||20||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||20||5|
|Millwall (loan)||1994–95||First Division||17||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||17||6|
|Luton Town||1995–96||First Division||34||2||1||0||2||0||2||0||39||2|
|Stoke City||1998–99||Second Division||46||6||2||0||2||0||1||0||51||6|
|Peterborough United||1999–2000||Third Division||9||0||0||0||3||0||1||0||13||0|
|Oxford United||2002–03||Third Division||28||2||2||1||2||0||1||0||33||3|
|Stafford Rangers||2006–07||Conference National||12||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||1|
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- Ross, Ian (11 March 1989). "Oldfield moves to Manchester City". The Times.
- Bose, Mihir (7 January 1990). "Coventry and Spurs fall foul of their Cup curse". The Times.
- Clayton, Dave (30 November 2007). "Another new signing". Tamworth F.C. Retrieved 1 December 2007.
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- Clayton, Dave (6 December 2007). "Latest news from the Lamb". Tamworth F.C. Retrieved 6 December 2007.
- "Oldfield Takes Charge of Reserve Team". Peterborough United F.C. 5 March 2008. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011.
- "Oldfield Takes Charge of Bees Fixture". Peterborough United F.C. 11 January 2011. Archived from the original on 15 January 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- "Oldfield leaves Posh for Albion". Sky Sports. 11 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- "Academy make Oldfield appointment" (Press release). Milton Keynes Dons F.C. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
- "Former Potter David Oldfield named as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's assistant at Burton Albion". Stoke Sentinel. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
- "David Oldfield: Peterborough United appoint assistant manager after trial". BBC Sport. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- "Peterborough United 2–1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- "David Oldfield: Peterborough United assistant manager leaves club". BBC Sport. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- David Oldfield at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
- David Oldfield at Soccerbase