Ashley Westwood Profile
Ashley Michael Westwood, born Bridgnorth, England, August 31, 1976. Ashley Westwood was on the books of several clubs in his active career, including Manchester United, Crewe Alexandra, Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Northampton Town, and Kettering Town. Following his retirement from playing the game, Westwood embarked on a managerial career, taking the helm at Indian team Bengaluru.
Ashley Westwood started out as a trainee at Manchester United in 1994, and the central defender was a part of the FA Youth Cup winning team of 1995. The Shropshire man failed to make his breakthrough in the first team, however, and was sold to Football League Second Division club Crewe Alexandra for £40,000 at the end of the 1994-95 season. After appearing in well over 100 first team matches for The Railwaymen under Gresty Road gaffer Dario Gradi, he joined Paul Jewell´s Bradford City for a tribunal fee of £150,000 at the start of the 1998 campaign. Following two years at Valley Parade, he signed a permanent contract with Sheffield Wednesday, who were now managed by Jewell, in September 2000 after a short loan period at Hillsborough. Then followed moves to Northampton Town, Chester City, Swindon Town, Port Vale, Stevenage Borough, Wrexham, Kettering Town, Lincoln City, and Portsmouth. After hanging up his boots, Westwood was appointed manager at Indian Super League side Bengaluru in the summer of 2013. Ashley Westwood Playing Career: Manchester United, Crewe Alexandra, Bradford City, Sheffield Wednesday, Northampton Town, Chester City, Swindon Town, Port Vale, Stevenage Borough, Wrexham, Kettering Town, Crewe Alexandra, Northampton Town, Kettering Town, Lincoln City, Portsmouth. Managing Career: Bengaluru, Penang, Atletico de Kolkata.