Steven Mark Agnew
b. Shipley 9 November 1965
Debut 17 August 1991 (25y 281d) Final Game 27 August 1991 (25y 291d)
CAREER: White Cross School;Barnsley Oct'86[185+9-29]; Blackburn Rovers Jun'91 (£700,000);Portsmouth Nov'92 (Loan)[3+2];Leicester City Feb'93 (£250,000)[52+4-4];Sunderland Jan'95 (£250,000)[56+7-9];York City Jul'98 (free)[76+5-4];Gateshead Sum'01;West Auckland Town Nov'02-May'04.
HONOURS Div 1 Ch (Sunderland) ’96.
FL 2 apps
FLC 2 apps - 1 wdn
Total 4 apps - 1 wdn -56m
LC 1 app
Don Mackay bought Agnew for a club record transfer fee but both men were to regret the transaction. A strong, hard tackling midfielder he sustained an ankle injury that required surgery almost immediately and his entire first team career at the club was truncated into a period of less than two weeks. Suffering from the departure of Mackay, Agnew was never in Kenny Dalglish's plans and after two seasons almost inactive he was transferred to Leicester. Later he helped Sunderland to promotion to the Premiership and finished his league career with a troubled spell at York City. He became assistant manager at Gateshead but left when Paul Proudlock was dismissed and signed for West Auckland. He then commenced a coaching and managerial career that took in the Middlesbrough Academy, Leeds reserve side, assistant manager at Hartlepools, Leeds Under 18 side and then Middlesbrough reserve team coach. He later became assistant manager to Steve Bruce at Hull City but in December 2014 left to take a similar position at Middlesbrough with Aitor Karanka. In 2016 he became caretaker manager when Karanka was sacked but could not prevent them from being relegated. He was out of the game for six months before being appointed first team coach at Aston Villa. His nephew Jordan Rhodes.also played for the Rovers.