Dean Holdsworth

Dean Holdsworth was most recently the manager of Brentwood Town, after previously managing Chelmsford City.

Holdsworth, a holder of the Uefa Pro License, was previously the manager of Aldershot Town in League Two. Upon joining the Shots, Holdsworth entered his first managerial position in the Football League. Dean has already enjoyed success in the role by being awarded the League Two manager of the month for March 2011 and guiding the club to a positive finish in the 2010/11 campaign.

Another positive season followed in 2011/12, with Aldershot just finishing outside the play-offs. He remained with the club until February 2013.

Prior to managing the Shots, Holdsworth took charge of both Redbridge and Newport County.

Holdsworth left Newport with the club in the play-off places in the Blue Square Bet Premier after guiding them to the Blue Square Bet Conference South title with a record points total in 2009-10. Their total of 103 points ironically beat the previous Conference record, set by Aldershot Town in 2007-08.

In a distinguished 21-year playing career that included spells at Brentford, Wimbledon and Bolton Wanderers, Holdsworth scored 240 goals in 704 appearances.

Honours (2)
  • personal-awards
    • Aldershot:
      • Manager of the Month, Sky Bet League Two, (2011-03-01)
  • promotions
    • Newport County:
      • Promotion to Conference National, (2010-04-24)
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