Mark Miller (footballer)

Mark Miller (born 22 September 1962) is an English manager and former footballer. During his career he played as a midfielder and played in Malta and Finland[1] towards the end of his career.

Mark Miller
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Miller in 2010
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-09-22) 22 September 1962 (age 59)
Place of birth England
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1979–1980 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1981 Whitley Bay
1981–1983 Gillingham 9 (1)
Whitley Bay
1983–1984 Doncaster Rovers 30 (4)
1984–1985 Darlington 7 (1)
1985–1987 Rabat Ajax 44 (9)
1987 Palloiluseura Apollo ? (5)
1988–1999 Floriana
Sliema Wanderers
Teams managed
1996–1999 Hibernians
000?–2008 Malta U21
2008–2012 Hibernians
2012–2014 Valletta
2015–2016 Qormi
2016–2018 Hibernians
2018–2020 Mosta
2020–2021 Balzan
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2021

CareerEdit

After his experience in Finland, Miller returned to Malta and played and managed Floriana. During his time with the Greens they won the Premier League, FA Trophy and the Super Cup.

Miller joined Sliema Wanderers as player/coach during this time he won the Premier League (1994–95)

Miller joined the technical set up of Hibernians in 1996, remaining with the club until 1999. Miller was then associated with the Malta Football Association until 2008, serving as head coach of the Malta national under-21 football team. Following the Premier League triumph in 2008–09, Miller crossed the divide and joined Valletta where he spent two years as manager.[2]

In 2015, Miller took over Qormi, who were bottom of the League, after Josef Mansueto's resignation.[3] In the following season, Miller rejoined Hibernians leading them to another Premier League title, the 12th in their history. In the 2017–18 season, following a run of results which saw them drop to seventh in the League table, Miller and Hibernians mutually parted ways.[4]

He was appointed the head coach of Mosta in November 2018[5] and left Mosta by mutual agreement in June 2020, after reaching a 9th and an 8th place in the league.[6]

On 22 June 2020 Miller was appointed as new head coach of the Maltese Premier League side Balzan F.C., signing a two-years contract.[7] On 19 October 2021 he stepped down from his position, after a 2–1 defeat against his former team Floriana.[8]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Floriana

ManagerialEdit

Hibernians
Valletta

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Jalkapallokirja 1988. Suomen Palloliitto. 1988. p. 190. ISBN 951-9392-23-8.
  2. ^ "Mark Miller and Gilbert Agius will lead Valletta next season". Valletta F.C. 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ Azzopardi, Kevin (5 February 2015). "Miller agrees to take over as Qormi coach". Times of Malta.
  4. ^ "Hibernians FC part ways with coach Mark Miller". The Malta Independent. 5 March 2018.
  5. ^ Lia, Gianluca (22 November 2018). "Miller named new Mosta coach". Times of Malta. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ Camilleri, Valhmor (17 June 2020). "Miller leaves Mosta FC". Times of Malta. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  7. ^ Camilleri, Valhmor (22 June 2020). "Miller named as new Balzan coach". Times of Malta. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  8. ^ Camilleri, Valhmor (19 October 2021). "Balzan FC part ways with coach Mark Miller". SportsDesk. Retrieved 20 October 2021.

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