Martin Hunter

Martin Hunter is an English coach who worked for the Football Association for 13 years. Hunter's initial role in the FA was regional director of coaching. He later coached England's under 15s, 16s and finally under 19s. Hunter worked with the likes of Theo Walcott, Steven Gerrard, Jermaine Defoe, Jermaine Jenas, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick and holds a UEFA Pro licence qualification. Hunter was also employed as assistant manager at Stoke and Bradford.

Hunter moved to Norwich City on 26th June 2006 as first team coach. When Canaries boss Nigel Worthington was relieved of his duties in October 2006, Hunter was appointed caretaker manager and let it be known that he was very much interested in taking over full time. Norwich decided against making Hunter permanent manager however, appointing Peter Grant instead.

Hunter left Norwich to become Watford's first team coach on 25th July 2007, declining an opportunity to join Premiership outfit Wigan, where Chris Hutchings had wanted him to take over as assistant manager. Hunter's stay at Vicarage Road lasted until Brendan Rogers was named new Hornets boss on 24th November 2008.

Hunter returned to former club Bradford on 15th February 2010 for a short spell as assistant to caretaker boss Wayne Jacobs.

On 15th July 2010 Hunter was appointed by Southampton as Under-21 coach. Hunter briefly assisted caretaker manager Dean Wilkins in September 2010 after the sacking of Alan Pardew.