30 Facts About Richard Money


Richard Money was born on 13 October 1955 and is an English former footballer and manager who was most recently manager of National League club Hartlepool United.


The 90-mile return journey between home and Portman Road proved difficult however, leading to Richard Money not being retained by the Tractor Boys when he left school.


Richard Money joined local Eastern Counties Football League side Lowestoft Town, where despite only turning 17 two months into the season, he quickly became a star for the Suffolk outfit.


News of Scunthorpe's offer reignited Ipswich's interest in their former associate schoolboy; but Richard Money elected to reject The Tractor Boys' offer of apprenticeship terms - instead turning professional with Scunthorpe.


The teenage Richard Money was an immediate hit in Lincolnshire, making 32 appearances in his debut season at the Old Showground, including making his league debut and scoring his first professional goal when he was still 17.


Richard Money made his debut for The Reds against West Brom on 13 September 1980, before going on to make 17 appearances in his first season at the club; including in both the League Cup and European Cup semi-final second legs.


However, after Liverpool's signing of Mark Lawrenson from Brighton that summer, Richard Money fell down the pecking order at Anfield and did not make any appearances for Liverpool the following season.

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Richard Money made 44 league appearances and scored one goal for the Hatters, but in August 1983 he was reunited with his previous Fulham manager Bobby Campbell, who was now in charge of Portsmouth.


Richard Money had terrible injury luck at Fratton Park, with two cruciate operations meaning he was only able to make 17 league appearances before rejoining Scunthorpe United in October 1985.


Richard Money later left the club to take up a Youth Coach role at Aston Villa, working under first-team managers Graham Taylor, Jozef Venglos and Ron Atkinson.


Richard Money was in charge of The Iron for exactly 70 games in all competitions; of which they won 23, drew 24 and lost 23.


Richard Money eventually left the club for a third and final time in March 1994 however, after movement in the boardroom.


Richard Money had very successful spells as both Academy Director and First Team Coach at Coventry City.


Richard Money built up extensive experience in management and coaching in Sweden, as manager of successful club AIK, gaining experience of coaching in the UEFA Cup, and then at Vasteras SK, saving them from certain relegation.


Richard Money then coached in Australia with Newcastle United Jets in the newly formed A-League, leading the club to a fourth-place finish and a place in the Grand final series.


Richard Money returned to England to become manager of Walsall in May 2006, signing a two-year contract.


Richard Money was then linked with the vacant managerial position at local rivals Coventry City in February 2008.


Richard Money resigned from Walsall on 22 April 2008, after it was confirmed the club could not reach the League One play-offs.


On 24 June 2008, it was confirmed that Richard Money would become Newcastle United's Academy Director.


Richard Money later released a statement apologising to the club and supporters.


Richard Money was replaced six months later by his assistant Gary Brabin on 28 March 2011.


Richard Money left the club third in the league and with the most successful win ratio of any Luton Town manager.


On 4 October 2012, Richard Money joined Cambridge United as head coach, with the then current manager, Jez George, returning to his role as Director of Football.


Richard Money then guided his newly promoted Cambridge side to a replay against Manchester United in the FA Cup Fourth Round at Old Trafford in January 2015.


On 11 May 2015 Richard Money signed a new 3-year contract with Cambridge - prolonging his stay until 2018, and officially giving him the title of manager, rather than head coach.

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On 16 April 2016, Richard Money was announced as the Atlanta United Academy Director.


On 14 December 2016, Richard Money was announced as the Norwich City Academy Director.


On 15 August 2017, Norwich City announced that Richard Money had left the Club by mutual consent.


Richard Money stating the recent club overhaul and his own desire to return to management as reasons for his departure.


On 11 December 2018, Richard Money was appointed as the new manager of Hartlepool United.