Alex Dyer (footballer, born 1965)

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Alex Dyer
Personal information
Full name Alexander Constantine Dyer[1]
Date of birth (1965-11-14) 14 November 1965 (age 54)[1]
Place of birth Forest Gate,[1] England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[2]
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Kilmarnock (manager)
Youth career
1982–1983 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1987 Blackpool 108 (19)
1987–1988 Hull City 60 (14)
1988–1990 Crystal Palace 17 (2)
1990–1993 Charlton Athletic 78 (13)
1993–1995 Oxford United 76 (6)
1995 Lincoln City 1 (0)
1995–1996 Barnet 35 (2)
1996–1997 F.C. Maia 0 (0)
1997–1998 Huddersfield Town 12 (1)
1998–2000 Notts County 80 (6)
2000–2001 Kingstonian 0 (0)
2001 Hayes 1 (0)
Total 469 (63)
Teams managed
2017 Welling United
2017 Whitehawk
2019–2020 Kilmarnock (caretaker)
2020– Kilmarnock
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Alexander Constantine Dyer (born 14 November 1965)[3] is an English former footballer who is manager of Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock. He is also an assistant coach of the Scotland national team.

Dyer played mainly as a defender (he could also play in midfield) for eleven clubs in a seventeen-year professional career. His achievements as a player including helping Blackpool win promotion to the Third Division in 1985 and Crystal Palace to the First Division in 1989.

Playing career

Dyer began his youth career at Watford, but did not make a senior appearance for the club, signing instead for Blackpool for whom he made 108 appearances between 1983 and 1987. He moved on to Hull City in 1987 making 60 appearances, scoring 14 times, over the next two seasons. On 9 November 1988[3] Dyer signed for Crystal Palace and made his debut on 12 November, as a substitute for Neil Redfearn in an away 0–2 defeat to Bournemouth.[4] Redfearn moved on to Watford on 18 November[5] and Dyer took his number seven shirt for the next six games before losing his place to Eddie McGoldrick,[4] who signed from Northampton Town on 9 January 1989.[6] Those seven appearances (one goal) made up Dyer's total for the 1988–89 season in which Palace achieved promotion to the top tier.[4] Dyer remained at Palace for the 1989–90 season making 10 further appearances and scoring one other goal, before moving on to Charlton Athletic. He subsequently played for, Oxford United, Lincoln City, Barnet, F.C. Maia (Portugal), Huddersfield Town and Notts County before moving into non-league football firstly with Kingstonian and then Hayes.

Coaching and management career

Having been employed for eight months as a PE Teacher in a South London school,[7] in April 2004 he joined West Ham United as assistant to sports scientist Tony Strudwick.[8] His role at the club changed to conditioning coach in July 2007.[9] and following Kevin Keen's promotion to first-team coach, reserve team coach in September 2008.[10][11]

In January 2011 he left the Hammers to link up with Chris Powell as assistant manager at Charlton Athletic.[12] On 27 May 2014 Dyer was sacked from Charlton after the appointment of Bob Peeters as manager.[13]

Following the appointment of Powell as the new manager of Huddersfield Town, Dyer, a former Terrier himself, joined the Yorkshire side as assistant manager on 3 September 2014.[14] When Powell was dismissed on 4 November 2015, Dyer also left his post.[15]

On 7 April 2017 Dyer was appointed manager of Welling United until the end of the season.[16] Despite being keen to continue in the manager's role,[17] Welling announced a new management team for the coming season on 12 May 2017.[18] Dyer was appointed as a first team coach at National League South club Whitehawk in October 2017.[citation needed]

He left Whitehawk within days to assist Steve Clarke at Kilmarnock.[19] Clarke was appointed Scotland manager in June 2019, and Dyer became his assistant there while he continued as assistant manager at Kilmarnock under Angelo Alessio. Dyer was made caretaker manager of Kilmarnock after Alessio was sacked in December 2019.[20][21] After three games in caretaker charge, Dyer was appointed Kilmarnock manager to the end of the 2019–20 season.[22] In June 2020, Dyer signed a permanent two-year contract with Kilmarnock.[23][24]

Career statistics

Managerial record

As of match played 19 September 2020
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record Ref.
G W D L Win %
Kilmarnock Scotland 20 December 2019 present 23 6 4 13 026.09
Career Total 23 6 4 13 026.09


  1. ^ a b c "Alex Dyer". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. ^ Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. ^ a b Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 322. ISBN 0907969542.
  4. ^ a b c Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 271. ISBN 0907969542.
  5. ^ Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 338. ISBN 0907969542.
  6. ^ Mike Purkiss & Nigel Sands. Crystal Palace: A Complete Record 1905–1989. p. 332. ISBN 0907969542.
  7. ^ "Alex delighted". West Ham United F.C. Official Website. 5 May 2004. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  8. ^ "Alex on board". West Ham United F.C. Official Website. 22 April 2004. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  9. ^ "Nick proving that science is golden". West Ham United F.C. Official Website. 30 July 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Sears enjoying Zola impact". West Ham United F.C. Official Website. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  11. ^ "Reserves face Tuesday test". West Ham United F.C. Official Website. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
  12. ^ "Powell names number two". Charlton Athletic F.C. Official Website. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Charlton Athletic appoint Belgian Bob Peeters as manager". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Alex Dyer happy to be back at Huddersfield Town as part of Chris Powell's coaching team". The Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  15. ^ "CHRIS POWELL LEAVES HUDDERSFIELD TOWN". Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  16. ^ "Alex Dyer appointed Wings Manager". Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  17. ^ "Dyer wants Welling job full time". Kent Sports News. 3 May 2017.
  18. ^ "Ex Wing Jamie Coyle announced as Wings Manager". Archived from the original on 14 July 2018. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Kilmarnock appoint ex-West Brom boss Steve Clarke as new manager".
  20. ^ "Angelo Alessio: Italian sacked as Kilmarnock manager". BBC Sport. BBC. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  21. ^ "Alex Dyer: who is Kilmarnock's interim boss and could he replace Alessio?". 18 December 2019 – via
  22. ^ "Kilmarnock: Alex Dyer appointed manager after interim spell". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  23. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan (15 June 2020). "Alex Dyer: Kilmarnock boss 'chuffed' to continue as right-back Aaron McGowan signs". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  24. ^ "Dyer confirmed in Killie post | SPFL".