840 Danny Webb

Biography

Danny Webb joined the Tigers in December 2002 after he had fallen out of favour at his previous club Southend United. Danny was the son of former Chelsea star David Webb, who in turn was a close friend of Hull City manager Peter Taylor. Danny was a powerful forward with a mean streak who was used almost exclusively as impact substitute (that impact often being delivered to the back of a centre half’s neck, via an elbow). He made four league starts in January and February 2003, but this coincided with a run of winless and mostly goalless games for the Tigers that meant the experiment was quickly halted. Webb started a couple of Associate Members’ Cup ties in the 2003/04 season, scoring the consolation in a 3-1 defeat against Scunthorpe United. He ended the season on loan at Cambridge United, scoring three goals in 21 appearances, before making a permanent move to the Abbey Stadium in the 2004 close season.

Daniel John “Danny” Webb was born in Poole, the wealthy footballers’ coastal haven made famous by several high profile 1970s players, and had a junior career at Southampton before moving to League Division 3 side Southend United in December 2000 for a £10,000 fee. Managed by his father, Danny made his senior debut in December 2000 and was a regular first teamer for a year – often used as a substitute, he netted four times in 39 senior fixtures with his first senior goal coming in an April 2001 3-3 draw at Plymouth. When David Webb vacated Southend’s managerial hotseat in October 2001 Danny was used less frequently by the Shrimpers and he had two spells on loan at Brighton, encountering Peter Taylor for the first time as he made 16 appearances and scored one goal.

Webb spent one season in League 2 as a contracted player at Cambridge United, adding one goal in 24 appearances in the 2004/05 season. In the 2005 close season he joined Conference National side Weymouth but within a few months he returned to the Football League and moved to League 1 side Yeovil Town, whose Chief Executive was his father David. However David left Yeovil weeks later and Danny made little impact on the first team, managing only ten senior appearances and spending the early months of 2007 on loan to Rushden & Diamonds and Woking. He then embarked on a seven year tour of various Home Counties non-league sides, notably Salisbury City (where he made over 80 appearances) and a few weeks at Maltese side Marsaxlokk a where his sole appearance was in a Champions League qualifier.

During the later stages of his playing career Danny lived in Billericay and worked as a youth team coach at Leyton Orient. By the 2015/16 season his under-18 side was winning plaudits and he was elevated to first team coach. In January 2017 he took over as first team manager at Brisbane Road but resigned two months later and returned to youth team coaching, staying on for a further three years before leaving Leyton Orient in February 2020. In April 2021 Webb was appointed first team coach at Conference National side Chesterfield and was elevated to the Spireites’ assistant manager at the start of the 2021/22 season. In January 2022 Chesterfield manager James Rowe was suspended and Danny was elevated to caretaker manager with the club topping to Conference National table. When Rowe was dismissed a month later and replaced by Paul Cook, Danny reverted to assistant manager and the pair led the Spireites to the Conference National play-off final at Wembley in May 2023, only to lose on penalties to Notts County.

Details

Nationality: England
Date/Place of Birth: 2 July 1983, Poole
Hull City First Game: 14 December 2002, Darlington H (League Division 3), 19 years, 165 days old
Hull City Final Game: 22 November 2003, Yeovil Town H (League Division 3), 20 years, 143 days old

Clubs

Southampton (2000), Southend United (2000-2002), Brighton & Hove Albion (2001-2002, loan), Brighton & Hove Albion (2002, loan), Hull City (2002-2004), Lincoln City (2003, loan), Cambridge United (2003-2004, loan), Cambridge United (2004-2005), Yeovil Town (2005-2007), Rushden & Diamonds (2007, loan), Woking (2007, loan), Marsaxlokk (2007), AFC Wimbledon (2007-2008), Chelmsford City (2008), Sutton United (2008), Havant & Waterlooville (2008), Salisbury City (2008-2010), Bath City (2010-2011), Salisbury City (2011, loan), Salisbury City (2011-2012), Dover Athletic (2012-2013), Chelmsford City (2013-2014)

Hull City Record

Career: 18 apps, 1 goals

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