Steve Tilson is most remembered for his seven years as manager of Southend United, during which he presided over two promotions and two relegations. He was chosen by the supporters as Southend United’s best player of all time in 2014. To know more about this manager, keep scrolling down!
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Overview of Steve Tilson
- Full name: Stephen Brian Tilson
- Date of birth: 27 July 1966 (age 56)
- Place of birth: Wickford, England.
- Position(s): Midfielder
Stephen Brian Tilson, an English football manager, and former player, was born on July 27, 1966. He is now in charge of Heybridge Swifts.
Prior to being signed by then-Southend manager David Webb, Essex Tilson played for non-league teams Basildon United, Bowers United, and Witham Town. He played in the team that earned two straight promotions in the early years of the 1990s, making appearances in fewer than 250 games during the decade.
He played with Southend continuously up until 1998, when he moved to Canvey Island. During his four years with the team, he served as club captain, with the exception of a loan at Brentford.
Coaching and management career
Steve Tilson returned to Southend United in 1999 as the director of the team’s brand-new center of excellence, which had been established thanks to a grant of £276,000 from the English Sports Council.
He guided Southend to the first national cup final in the team’s history, which it ultimately lost to Blackpool 2-0. He accepted the full-time manager position that was given to him in March 2004.
Tilson led Southend to two successive promotions from League Two to the Championship in the ensuing two seasons.
Tilson guided Southend to a 1-1 FA Cup third-round draw away to Chelsea on January 3, 2009, with Peter Clarke netting a very late birthday goal to tie the game. On October 28, 2009, he came out of retirement to play for Southend in the Essex Senior Cup after the club was in danger of going into administration and on-loan midfielder Lee Sawyer returned to Chelsea.
Steve Tilson’s seven-year tenure as manager came to an end when Southend United put him on gardening leave on July 4, 2010.
Chris Sutton was replaced as Lincoln City’s manager by Tilson in October 2010. Lincoln drew 0-0 in Tilson’s debut match, but he added four promising loan players and went on to defeat Wycombe on the road with many encouraging signs. But on May 7, 2011, Aldershot defeated Lincoln 0-3 to send them to the Football League. Then, with only 3 players left, he released and transferred almost the whole team.
Following a devastating loss away at Tamworth on October 10, 2011, Tilson was fired as manager of Lincoln City.
Together with Danny Greaves, a former player for Southend United, Steve Tilson now oversees a football academy.
Tilson was appointed manager of Canvey Island on July 12, 2012. He and Craig Davidson, the team’s assistant manager, were fired after Tilson had been in command for a season.
Tilson was previously the head coach of women’s team C & K Basildon before being elevated to manager in July 2015. The club were playing in the FA Women’s Premier League’s Southern Division at the time of his employment.
He was a candidate to take over as manager of Southend United in 2020 but was unsuccessful.
Following Karl Duguid’s departure from the team on July 3, 2021, Tilson was named Julian Dicks’ assistant manager at Heybridge Swifts.
After Julian Dicks left his position as manager of Heybridge Swifts on September 24, 2021, Steve Tilson was named to the position permanently.
During his playing and coaching career, Steve Tilson has won the following honors:
- FA Trophy in the 2000–01 season
- League One Manager of the Month in September 2005
- League Two Manager of the Month in March 2005
Below is an overview table of his manager career:
|Association & function||Appointed||In charge until||Matches||PPM|
Director of Football
|02/03 (Jul 1, 2002)||03/04 (Oct 30, 2003)||0.00|
|03/04 (Nov 1, 2003)||03/04 (Mar 21, 2004)||9||2.22|
|03/04 (Mar 22, 2004)||09/10 (Jun 30, 2010)||316||1.43|
|10/11 (Oct 17, 2010)||11/12 (Oct 10, 2011)||51||1.02|
|12/13 (Jul 1, 2012)||12/13 (May 10, 2013)||0.00|
|15/16 (Jul 1, 2015)||17/18 (Jun 30, 2018)||0.00|
|21/22 (Jul 3, 2021)||21/22 (Sep 23, 2021)||0.00|
|21/22 (Sep 24, 2021)||expected –||0.00|
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