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Born: Liverpool, August 1956
Dave Jones began his career as a defender with Everton and spent seven years at the club, suffering a potentially career threatening injury, before moving on to Coventry City. After a spell in Hong Kong with Seiko, he returned to England and Preston North End.
He started in management at Southport and also took charge of Mossley and Morecambe before moving into League football with Stockport County. His first role at Edgeley Park was youth coach before being promoted to first team coach and eventually manager. Having seen Stockport win promotion to Division One, and reach the semi-final of the Coca Cola Cup, his Premiership management potential was recognised by Southampton where Dave succeeded Graeme Souness in the summer of 1997.
Whilst at the Dell he was given leave by Southampton to defend a court case. Later his contract was paid off after Glenn Hoddle took over at the south coast club.
Dave returned to football management with Wolverhampton Wanderers in January, 2001 after nearly a year out of the game.
He spent the second half of the 2000/01 campaign assessing the team and the size of his task to take Wolves into the Premier League, Wolves finished the season mid-table.
In his first full season, after persuading owner Sir Jack Hayward to invest more of his millions into the club, Wolves finished third in the division and lost to Norwich in the play-off semi-final.
He finally achieved his goal, via the play-off's the following season when Wolves beat Sheffield United 3-0 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, making him a Premiership manager once again.
But Wolves struggled in The Premiership and were relegated after just one season. They were made favourites for promotion from the newly formed Championship, but after a bad start to the season, winning just 4 games in the first 15. Wolves sacked him on 1st November 2004.
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