Paul Tisdale

Paul Robert Tisdale (born 14 January 1973) is an English former professional footballer and manager, currently in an advisory role at Colchester United.

Paul Tisdale
Tisdale managing Exeter City in 2015
Personal information
Full name Paul Robert Tisdale[1]
Date of birth (1973-01-14) 14 January 1973 (age 48)[1]
Place of birth Valletta, Malta[1]
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Colchester United (advisory role)
Youth career
1984–1987 Bristol Rovers
1987–1991 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1997 Southampton 16 (1)
1993Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
1996Huddersfield Town (loan) 2 (0)
1997–1998 Bristol City 6 (0)
1997–1998Exeter City (loan) 10 (1)
1998Dundee United (loan) 0 (0)
1998 FinnPa 0 (0)
1998–1999 Panionios 18 (1)
1999–2000 Yeovil Town 15 (1)
2007–2011 Exeter City 1 (0)
2014 Exeter City 0 (0)
Total 73 (4)
Teams managed
2001–2006 Team Bath
2006–2018 Exeter City
2018–2019 Milton Keynes Dons
2020–2021 Bristol Rovers
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

As a player, Tisdale represented Southampton, Bristol City, FinnPa, Panionios and Yeovil Town during a career which began in 1991 and concluded in 2000, playing primarily as a midfielder. During his time at Exeter City, he remained registered as a player between 2007 and 2016, making his debut as a late substitute in a 2–1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the 2010–11 season and naming himself as a substitute in the EFL Trophy match at Oxford Utd on 30 August 2016.

Tisdale previously managed Team Bath. Having managed Exeter City from June 2006 until June 2018, he was, for 19 days, the longest-serving manager at one club in the English Football League.