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Snodin: Glynn

1987-1992 (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)

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Born: Rotherham: 14-02-1960

Debut v Barnsley (a): 16-08-1987

5’6” 9st 6lb (1987)

Snodin was taken on at Doncaster Rovers as a sixteen-year-old apprentice by Stan Anderson, turning professional in October 1977. He was barely seventeen when he made his Rovers debut, as a substitute, on 2nd April 1977 in a 1-3 loss at Bradford City in a Fourth Division game, as a striker, making his starting debut on 12th April 1977 in a 3-0 home win over Halifax Town. However it was as an outside left that he initially made his name before moving to left-back, where he became one of the originators of the wing back position. He soon became well-known for his proficiency with free-kicks, some of which were unstoppable and relied heavily on his ability to make the ball swerve both ways. He was twice the club's top scorer in seasons when he operated from wing back. He won the "Player of the Year" award for the 1981-82 season, and won an award for the most consistent player in the Fourth Division in 1981. He appeared for Rovers in three hundred and nineteen League games including twenty-one as a substitute and scored fifty-nine goals, including six seasons playing alongside his brother. He also scored once in the F.A. Cup from fifteen starts and one from the bench and one goal in the League Cup from thirteen starts and two as a substitute. Within weeks both brothers left Doncaster, with Ian going to Leeds in May 1985 and Glynn transferring to Sheffield Wednesday for £135,000 the following month. Taken to Hillsborough by Howard Wilkinson, he made his Wednesday debut on 21st September 1985 in a 1-5 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. His final game for the Owls came on 25th April 1987, in a 0-0 draw at Luton Town, and in the two seasons that he was at Hillsborough he scored once in fifty-one League starts and eight from the bench as Wednesday finished fifth and thirteenth in the two seasons. He also started nine F.A. Cup games and four starts and one game from the bench in the League Cup without scoring as Wednesday reached the Semi-Finals of the F.A. Cup in his first season. Glynn ultimately followed in the footsteps of his brother in moving from Doncaster to Leeds. In his brother's case, to play for his mentor Billy Bremner, while, in his case he followed Howard Wilkinson in July 1987, as he stepped out of the First Division to join Leeds in a £150,000 deal. The possessor of a terrific shot and the ability to play both as a full-back and also in midfield he was an asset to Wilkinson at Leeds, but found his chances limited by glandular fever, a dibilitating virus illness and injury which disrupted his career for a couple of seasons. However, he refused to give in to those problems but after the arrival of Tony Dorigo, he was fighting an uphill battle. He attempted comebacks and went on loan to Oldham Athletic in August 1991, where he scored once in eight League appearances. He clinched his move to Boundary Park with only sixty seconds to spare after his car broke down and he needed two lifts and a mile-long run to sign in time to make his debut for the Latics. He was then loaned to Rotherham United in February 1992, where he made three League starts, before leaving Leeds on a free-transfer to join Joe Jordan’s Hearts on 13th March 1992, making his debut, as a substitute, the following day in a 2-0 home win over St Johnstone. He played his final game for the Tynecastle team on 1st May 1993 in a 0-6 defeat at Falkirk. After not scoring in twenty Scottish League starts and fourteen games from the bench, and scoring once in two starts and one game from the bench in the Scottish Cup, one goal in two starts and one substitute appearance in European competition together with two substitute appearances in the Scottish League Cup, and two starts and two games from the bench in Friendlies, without scoring, he returned to English football, when Jordan left Tynecastle, with Barnsley in July 1993. He started eighteen League games with the Oakwell club and made a further seven substitute appearances in his two seasons at Oakwell. He then went into Non-League football and in 1995-96 he played for Gainsborough Trinity. He became chief scout at Carlisle United under Mick Wadsworth while he took his coaching badges. He followed Wadsworth to Scarborough as youth team coach, before returning to his first club, Doncaster, as Assistant Manager to his brother Ian, in November 1999. In May 2000, he joined the coaching staff at Charlton Athletic as Reserve Team Manager, leading them to the Reserve League title in 2004 and 2005. He completed his UEFA Pro Licence alongside George Burley and in March 2006, Burley brought Snodin to Southampton as first team coach. In the 1st June 2007 press conference to introduce Nigel Worthington as the new manager of Northern Ireland, Snodin and Fred Barber were announced as the coaches. On 26th June 2007, he joined his former Charlton Athletic colleague Alan Curbushley at West Ham United. When Curbishley left on 3rd September 2008 and Gianfranco Zola was appointed in his place, on 11th September, Snodin was not retained on the coaching staff. Snodin was appointed Assistant Manager of Northern Ireland job on 1st June 2007. In January 2008 he was reappointed to the Northern Ireland set-up on a two year contract. On 25th February 2010 he was re-appointed for the 2012 European qualifying campaign. Nigel Worthington resigned as Manager on 11th October 2011 and Snodin also stepped down. On 2nd February 2009, Snodin was appointed the new Assistant Manager of Leeds United where he teamed up with Simon Grayson to mastermind the Elland Road club’s promotion to the Championship. Since then his career has been as Grayson's Assistant Manager, which saw him sacked by Leeds on 1st February 2012. He wasn't long out of a job as Huddersfield Town appointed the pair on 20th February and they took the Terriers to promotion to the Championship at the end of the 2011-12 season. However, despite this Grayson was dismissed on 19th February 2013, after just one year. He immediately took over at Preston North End and in his first fourteen games in charge, he guided Preston to five wins, six draws and just three defeats, ensuring the Club finished fourteenth in League One. He then led North End to an impressive fifth place finish in 2013-14. Unfortunately they lost to Rotherham United in the Play-Off semi-final.

League 83/1110
F.A. Cup 5/20
League Cup 9/13
Full Members’ Cup 50