Former Sheffield United star and boxing champion Curtis Woodhouse is eyeing up a move to Scottish football.

The 40-year-old played over 350 games during his clubs career, most notably with Sheffield United and Birmingham City. He also earned four caps for England U21s as he went on to forge a nine-year career in the football league.

Boxing at York Hall

Former boxer and Sheffield United star Curtis Woodhouse could be moving north. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

He made the jump to professional boxing in 2006 while he also played football part-time, winning the British super-lightweight title in 2014. Woodhouse retired from boxing in 2018 to focus on a career in football management.

Last year, the former Sheffield United man was awarded a BEM in the New Year’s honours list. Now looking to forge his way in professional football management, he has announced that he has applied for a job north of the border.


He said: “I applied for a football managers job in Scotland. Hopefully I can smell a bit of luck in the air.”

Curtis Woodhouse of Sheffield United

A former Blade could be moving south of the border with a couple of potential vacancies opening up recently. (Michael Steele /Allsport)

Currently, Ayr United are seeking a new manager after Mark Kerr’s departure as boss last week. They beat Greenock Morton, who also have an interim manager in Anton McElhone, 2-0 on Saturday to ease relegation fears in the Scottish Championship.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle also recently brought in an interim manager, Neil McCann returning to the dugout as John Robertson takes absence following a bereavement. Woodhouse has management experience in non-league football down south, most recently with Gainsborough Trinity in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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