Date of birth
29 May 1949
Place of birth
Brian Kidd is one of a select band of former players who are admired throughout Manchester’s footballing circles. He joined Manchester City as assistant manager in December 2009.
Having won the European Cup with United, Brian later moved to Maine Road and racked up 128 appearances, including over 50 goals, with the Blues between 1976 and 1979. A career that also took in stints at Everton, Arsenal and Bolton ended in the United States before he turned his attention to coaching, where his techniques have won many admirers and brought success at many levels.
Brian spent a decade at Old Trafford as youth team boss and assistant manager before moving to Leeds, Sheffield United and, in 2008-09, Portsmouth, where alongside Paul Hart he managed to keep the south coast side in the Premier League.
Kidd, who was born in Collyhurst and always maintained his family home in the Manchester area, was also England coach under former City chief Sven-Goran Eriksson.