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Rob Newman

D.O.B.

13-10-1963

Birthplace

Bradford on Avon

Nickname

Buzz Lightyear

Position

Assistant Manager

Former Clubs

Southend, Cambridge

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As a player, Newman played over 750 games for Bristol City, Norwich, Wigan and Southend.

During a 2 year period in the early 1990's, Newman was a part of the Norwich squad that finished fourth in the Premiership and defeated Bayern Munich in the following years UEFA Cup.

In 2001 Newman went into management with Southend United where he took charge of 86 matches between October 2001 and March 2003. The team went on to win 30 games, draw 17 and lose 39. A record of 1.24 points per game.

In May 2005 he took control of Cambridge City, where he picked up the nickname Buzz Lightyear for his resemblance to the character in the animated film Toy Story.

He was manager for 16 months, playing 53 games, winning 17, drawing 11 and losing 25. A record of 1.17 points per game.

In October 2006 he was announced as AFC Bournemouth's new Assistant Manager under new manager Kevin Bond, but was sacked 22 months later, when Bond, Howe and Newman were all dismissed.

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