Date of birth
Dean Whitehead made the transition into coaching at Huddersfield Town after retiring from professional football at the end of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
The 36-year-old achieved so much across the top two divisions of English football after starting at Oxford United, twice winning promotion to the Premier League with Sunderland before moving to Stoke City and reaching the 2011 FA Cup Final, followed by the quarter-final of the Europa League the following season.
Joining the Terriers from Middlesbrough in 2015, he achieved Premier League promotion for a third time as a big part of David Wagner’s squad last year, adding valuable know-how to an otherwise inexperienced squad alongside Club Captain Mark Hudson.
In total, ‘Deano’ played well over 600 games for his five professional clubs – 62 coming for Town – becoming a fan favourite at every one thanks to his 100% style of play, expert reading of the game and quality.
After finishing his playing career, Whitehead transitioned into coaching before taking charge of Huddersfield Town’s Under-17s and then Under-19s. He is now working to help produce players for the Club’s First Team squad.