Rob Kelly
ROB
KELLY

Rob Kelly was most recently the assistant manager of Fleetwood Town.

He began his coaching career with Wolves before joining Watford as youth team coach, Blackburn Rovers as Academy Director, and then Leicester City.

It was at Leicester where Kelly would enter his first role in management, replacing Craig Levein to take control on a caretaker basis.

Leicester then took 21 points from a possible 30, in his first ten games in charge steering the side up the Championship table and away from the threat of relegation to League One. This achievement saw his awarded the Championship Manager of the Month award for March 2006.

He was then awarded the role on a permanent basis in recognition of his achievements and spent just over 1 year in the role.

Kelly later served as assistant manager of Sheffield Wednesday, where he reunited with Alan Irvine, having been his assistant at Preston North End.

Kelly had acted as caretaker manager of Preston, following the departure of Irvine in December 2009, and his only game in charge was a 7-0 FA Cup win over Colchester United. Kelly had initially been with the club since May 2007, joining as assistant to Paul Simpson.

He then left his role at Nottingham Forest to join WBA prior to the 2014/15 season.

Kelly is also a graduate of the LMA's Certificate in Applied Management at Warwick University.

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    • Leicester City:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet Championship, (2006-03-01)
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