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Who is Southend United FC manager Kevin Bond?
Kevin Bond is an English manager who is the current manager of Southend United. Kevin Bond was born in West Ham, London, England on 22 June 1957 and is 62 years old. He was previously a footballer playing at centre back for English teams such as Norwich City, Manchester City, Southampton and AFC Bournemouth. He also played for American side Seattle Sounders where he made 30 appearances scoring 16 goals in 1981.
Bond started his career in the AFC Bournemouth academy in 1972 where his father John Bond was the manager. When his father moved to Norwich in 1974, Kevin Bond decided to follow him and join the Norwich academy alongside him where he broke into the first team just 2 years later. He made 142 competitive appearances for Norwich from 1976 to 1981 scoring 12 goals in his 5 year stint at the club as impressive form gave him 2 caps for the England B team in 1979-1980.
In 1981, Kevin Bond decided to join Seattle Sounders where he impressed earning a move to Manchester City in the same year which, coincidentally, was where his father was working at the time. At Manchester City, Bond made over 100 appearances scoring 11 goals in his 3 year time at the club before moving to Southampton in 1984. He played at Southampton for 4 years before enjoying successful years at Exeter City, Sittingbourne and Dover Athletic before deciding to retire in 1996.
After retiring from professional football, Bond moved on to management where he had stints at Stafford Rangers, AFC Bournemouth, Aston Villa, caretaker manager at Queens Park Rangers and then Hong Kong Pegasus before ending up at Southend United where he is currently at to this day.
Kevin Bond was appointed Southend United manager in April 2019 where he guided the club to 19th position in League One, only staying in the league on goal difference. Next season, the fans will be hoping for a more stable league position where they won’t be stuck in a relegation battle throughout the year. Although Kevin Bond has no major honours to show for his work (apart from two cup wins at Hong Kong Pegasus.) He’s a hugely experienced manager who has worked with many players and knows the game inside out, he’ll be vital for Southend United in the upcoming campaign.