Gallen, Joe

Birth Date

2nd September 1972


Hammersmith, England



Biographical Text

Beginning his career as an 11-year-old and then progressing to become a trainee with Watford,

Gallen signed a full professional at Vicarage Road in May 1991, but was unable to make a first team breakthrough, despite winning six caps for the Republic of Ireland under-21 side.

He joined Exeter City on loan in December 1992, making his debut in a 2-2 home draw with Burnley.

Although he featured in 6 matches during his stay at St James’ Park, he never found the net and returned to Watford. In February 1993, Gallen was on loan at Shamrock Rovers.

Gallen signed for Shrewsbury Town in July 1993 and made six league appearances scoring one goal during his 12-month stay.

He later became involved in coaching and was in charge of the Queen’s Park Rangers youth team.

Gallen returned to Exeter in the summer of 2007 to become assistant manager to Paul Tisdale, but his stay was a short one and in November of that year he had been appointed assistant manager at Millwall. He stayed at Millwall until 2013.

He joined Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2013, as assistant manager, leaving them in 2016 to join Rotherham.

He became assistant manger at Portsmouth a year later in 2017




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