On Tuesday 30th June 2015, Steve Wigley rejoined Fulham as Under-18s Head Coach, from which he took the role of Head of Academy Coaching. He reverted back to his previous role at the start of the 19/20 season.
Steve initially joined the Club in the summer of 2012 and enjoyed marvellous success during his first season in the role as Fulham U18s won both the Dallas Cup and the Barclays U18 Premier League titles.
The following campaign, he led a new group of youngsters to the Final of the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the Club’s history, where we narrowly lost out to local rivals Chelsea 7-6 across two legs.
During his first spell as Under-18s Manager, Steve oversaw the development of the likes of Cauley Woodrow, George Williams, Emerson Hyndman, Moussa Dembélé and Patrick Roberts.
He departed the Club in May 2014 to take up an assistant manager role alongside Stuart Pearce at Nottingham Forest – his first professional club. He had previously worked alongside Pearce with England Under-21s, while the pair also took charge of the full national team in a friendly defeat against the Netherlands in February 2012.
Wigley’s playing career saw him take in spells at Forest, Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Portsmouth and Exeter City. Upon retiring from the game he has undertaken management roles with Aldershot Town and Southampton, as well as coaching positions at Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers, Hull City and Bristol City.