Kevin Wilson

UEFA Pro Licensed Football Manager

  • Date Joined: 14th October 2016
Kevin is a highly experienced football manager with a forward thinking, tenacious and passionate approach to the game currently driving the on and off-field performance of ambitious National League North club Nuneaton Town FC.

Previously the manager of clubs including Northampton Town FC and Kettering Town FC, Kevin most notably established a strong record in player development and team success at previous club Ilkeston FC, leading them to promotion in his first season and winning two cup competitions through an attacking and possession based style of football.

Kevin possesses a proven record in developing high calibre talent capable of excelling within the demands of modern football having successfully built a productive Non-League academy system and graduated 30 youth products into the Ilkeston first team since 2011.
Kevin Wilson


  • The Football Association: Academy Managers’ Licence

    The Football Association
    Academy Managers’ Licence

  • UEFA: Pro Licence

    Pro Licence

  • League Managers Association: Diploma in Management Course

    League Managers Association
    Diploma in Management Course

  • UEFA: A Licence

    A Licence

  • The Football Association: Coaching Certificate

    The Football Association
    Coaching Certificate

Career History

  • Nuneaton Town FC

    Nuneaton Town FC
    First Team Manager
    2015 – Present

  • Ilkeston FC

    Ilkeston FC
    First Team Manager
    2009 – 2015

  • FCV Academy

    FCV Academy
    Academy Manager
    2007 – 2009

  • Hucknall Town FC

    Hucknall Town FC
    First Team Manager
    2006 – 2007

  • Kettering Town FC

    Kettering Town FC
    First Team Manager
    2003 – 2005

  • Aylesbury United FC

    Aylesbury United FC
    First Team Manager
    2003 – 2003

  • Bedford Town FC

    Bedford Town FC
    First Team Manager
    2002 – 2003

  • Bristol Rovers FC

    Bristol Rovers FC
    Acting Assistant Manager
    2002 – 2002

  • Northampton Town FC

    Northampton Town FC
    Player / Manager
    1999 – 2001

  • Northampton Town FC

    Northampton Town FC
    Assistant Manager
    1997 – 1999

  • Walsall FC

    Walsall FC
    Player / First Team Coach
    1994 – 1997
    Appearances: 160 · Goals: 50

  • Notts County FC

    Notts County FC
    1992 – 1994
    Appearances: 82 · Goals: 3

  • Chelsea FC

    Chelsea FC
    1987 – 1992
    Appearances: 191 · Goals: 55

  • Ipswich Town FC

    Ipswich Town FC
    1985 – 1987
    Appearances: 123 · Goals: 49

  • Derby County

    Derby County
    1979 – 1985
    Appearances: 141 · Goals: 41

Key Achievements

  • Won the November 2015 National League North Manager of the Month Award with Nuneaton Town
  • Won the 2011/12 Northern Premier League Division One South Play-Off Final with Ilkeston to seal promotion to the Northern Premier League Premier Division
  • Led Ilkeston to the 2014/15 Northern Premier League Premier Division Play-Off Final
  • Established a high performing youth system at Ilkeston that is still generating significant value for the club, producing more than 30 academy players since 2011 that have graduated to the first team or been sold at a profit to Football League clubs
  • Won the Derbyshire Senior Cup with Ilkeston two seasons in a row in 2012/13 and 2013/14
  • Reached the 2004/05 Conference North Play-Off Final with Kettering Town
  • Won April Manager of the Month awards with Kettering Town in 2004 and Bedford Town in 2003
  • Won the April 2000 and November 1999 Manager of the Month awards with Northampton Town
  • Won automatic promotion to the Second Division (League One) in 1999/00 and reached the Second Division Play-Off Final in 1997/98 with Northampton Town
  • Won automatic promotion to the Second Division with Walsall in 1994/95
  • Named Chelsea’s 1989/90 Supporters’ Player of the Year, Ipswich Town’s 1986/97 Player of the Year and Walsall’s 1994/95 Supporters’ Player of the Year
  • Won the 1988/89 Championship title with Chelsea
  • Won the 1989/90 Full Members Cup with Chelsea

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