1979: Begins professional career at Burnley after coming through as an apprentice.
1983: Moves to Huddersfield.
1985: Joins Middlesbrough.
1988: Joins First Division Nottingham Forest for £120,000 after winning two promotions with Boro.
1989: Wins League Cup with Forest.
1990: Wins League Cup for second time.
1993: Forest relegated from Premier League.
1994: Moves to Grimsby as player-manager.
1996: February - Involved in controversy after angrily throwing a plate of chicken wings at Mariners player Ivano Bonetti.
November - Sacked by Grimsby but continues playing in short spell at Darlington.
1997: Takes charge at Scunthorpe.
1999: Wins promotion to old Division Two via play-offs.
2000: Scunthorpe relegated back to Division Three.
2004: Sacked amid a power struggle at Glanford Park but reinstated three weeks later.
2005: Wins promotion to League One.
2006: November - Appointed Sheffield Wednesday manager.
2008: Wednesday finish 12th in Championship.
2009: December - Sacked by Wednesday with team in Championship relegation zone after poor run of form.
2010: January 13 - Appointed Burnley manager on two-and-a-half-year contract.