Steven Nzonzi is a Stevenage Football Club player/manager. Steven Nzonzi played for several clubs in England before retiring. He joined Stevenage Football Club where he has played since the club was formed in 1979. As a manager, Steven Nzonzi has managed to guide Stevenage to a place in the English premiership. Steven Nzonzi trivia will show that Steven Nzonzi is a very knowledgeable person who enjoys reading and has a passion for sport.
Steven Nzonzi began his managerial career with Watney Town in the early 80s and they relegated him to assistant coach before eventually hiring him as their new manager in May of that year. During his time at Watney, Nzonzi managed to steer Watney to an impressive finish to their promotion campaign and then got the club promoted to the second tier of English football. While there, he also managed to gain valuable experience working with some of the finest players in the country. Among those players were legends such as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, John Terry, Wayne Rooney, David James, and Ray Parra. In fact, Nzonzi worked with many stars and was instrumental in helping them win three FA Cups and two League Cups.
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||December 15, 1988|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
After leaving Watney, Steven Nzonzi signed on with Championship side Wrexham until the conclusion of the 1996/97 season. Then, the Italian international manager made the move to the lower league of Italian football. There, he led Bologna to the title of promotion and was then named the coach of first division side Foggia. Steven Nzonzi’s move to the lower leagues was quite successful as he guided Foggia to a 12-year spell which is the longest in that league’s history.
After finishing fourth in the third division in his first season as a manager, Steven Nzonzi made a short return to the competitive stage as a coach for a little less than a season. He returned as a manager for the next season and in doing so took the Foggia team into another rise within Italy’s top flight. Steven Nzonzi guided Foggia to a top four finish and secured fourth place overall. The next season saw Steven Nzonzi return as a coach and took the team up one division at a time before leading it all the way to the FA Cup final.
As previously mentioned, Steven Nzonzi left Watney prior to the start of the current season. However, many pundits and supporters believe that the Watney hierarchy would have had to rethink their decision to sack Nzonzi if they had retained their popular manager. If Watney were still based in the top four and saw no chance of moving up the division due to the form shown by Harry Potter’s side, would they have stood still whilst accepting Steven Nzonzi’s resignation?
I’m certain that many fans would have preferred the opportunity to see Steven Nzonzi manage Watney despite the circumstances surrounding his departure from Watney, however, the club did not benefit financially from Steven Nzonzi’s departure and may even struggle over the coming season given the relatively low number of matches scheduled. On a personal level however, I was extremely happy for Steven Nzonzi. It is difficult for a manager to leave a club he has guided to promotion and European finals, but the club responded in the most responsible manner possible. The squad has continued to develop during my time as Watney head coach and the club has developed into a force to be reckoned with on the international scene. I would expect them to retain their second place standing, retain their top four spot, and perhaps even challenge for the title in the coming years.