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First team coach

Craig Gardner

First team



Date of birth



Tony Pulis made the first appointment to his coaching team during his first week on the job, with Craig Gardner joining the Owls.

Gardner reunited with the Wednesday manager having played under Pulis at West Brom.

The 33-year-old also wore the shirt of Aston Villa, Birmingham and Sunderland in his playing days.

Gardner made 327 appearances in total, 260 of which were in the Premier League, and represented England at Under-21 level.

He took a player/coach role at St Andrews in 2019 before becoming first team coach having hung up his boots in the summer of 2020.