Baird, Ian

Ian Baird

Ian Baird

Clubs played for: Southampton, Cardiff City, Newcastle United, Leeds United, Portsmouth, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Hearts, Bristol City, Plymouth Argyle, Brighton & Hove Albion, Instant-Dict FC (1978-1998)

Born: 1964

Birthplace: Rotherham

Position: Striker

Biography: Born in Rotherham but started his career at Southampton which took in nine league clubs and included a short stay at Pompey. He signed in 1987 for £285,000 but was sold back to Leeds United for less than half of the purchase price a year later. Moved into coaching, initially in Hong Kong, where he had a spell in charge of the national side. In 2003 he set up his own contract hire and leasing firm IBMH (Ian Baird Motor Holdings). Managed Havant & Waterlooville before taking over at Eastleigh in October 2007.

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