Who is Crawley Town manager Scott Lindsey who lost his dad, mom, brother and wife

Who is Crawley Town manager Scott Lindsey who lost his dad, mom, brother and wife

Here is all you need to know about Scott Lindsey, football manager and former player, along with more about his age, family and wife

The promotion to League One has thrilled Crawley Town’s supporters after a thrilling play-off final victory at Wembley. The Sussex team won 2-0 in front of 33,341, making for a thrilling and nail-biting game. 

Danilo Orsi and Liam Kelly’s goals in the League Two play-off final at Wembley on Sunday night saw the Crewe club lose 2-0 which resulted in the Sussex team being back in the English football third level for the first time since 2015.  

Manager Scott Lindsey of Crawley said that although his team was picked to go down to League One at the start of the season, he has always thought they might make it up to the top division.

Who is Crawley Town FC manager Scott Lindsey who lost his dad, mom, brother and wife

He told BBC, he always “felt we could get promoted.” Now that it’s time for celebration for the team the manager and everyone surrounding the side, let us have a look at Scott Lindsey who has led Crawley to this level. 

Who is Scott Lindsey?

Scott Lindsey is an English football manager and a former football player who was born on May 4, 1972, in Walsall l, England. 

A look at Scott Lindsey’s career 

Scott Lindsey is currently the manager of Crawley Town Football Club, a club based in the town of Crawley, West Sussex, England. Following its promotion, the club will participate in EFL League One in the upcoming football season.  

As a player, he has played for teams like 1991-1992 Stafford Rangers, 1992-1993 Burton Albion, 1993-1994 Sutton Coldfield Town, 1993-1994 Tamworth, 1993-1994 Bridlington Town, 1994-1995 Gillingham, 1995-1997 Dover Athletic, 1997-1998 Sittingbourne Ashford Town (Kent), 1998-1999 Canvey Island, 1999-2001 Gravesend & Northfleet, 2001-2002 Welling United, 2002-2006 Folkestone Invicta, 2005-2006 Maidstone United, 2007-2008 Sittingbourne, 2008-2009 Folkestone Invicta and 2013-2014 Tamworth in his senior career. 


For the start of his managerial career, he became the caretaker of Lincoln City in 2010. He then joined Chatham Town in 2019-2021 then Swindon Town for the 2022-23 season.

On January 11, 2023, Lindsey was appointed manager of Crawley Town, a different League Two team, with Swindon ranked sixth. The position was appointed for a duration of 2.5 years.

Scott Lindsey’s parents 

Scott Lindsey’s father Keith Lindsey, is a former Gillingham right-back. His brother Matthew passed away in 1995 following a motorcycle accident. 

His dad was Keith and mum was Jean.


In 1995, Lindsey’s brother Matt, aged 25, and house-mate Alan Nicholls, 22, died in a motorcycle accident.

Mum Jean passed away in 2022 aged 73 having battled health problems for many years. Lindsey’s football role model was his dad Keith, who had a vast EFL career playing for Gillingham, Scunthorpe, Port Vale, Doncaster, Southend and Cambridge.

Scott Lindsey’’s wife and kids 

Scott Lindsey was married to Hayley and in their 16-years of marriage, the couple welcomed three kids together before she died of cancer at the age 44.

His three daughters are Millie, Maisie and Mollie. He is now married to Kelly who has three kids of her own as well.


Lindsey has sustained his candlelit ritual for four-and-a-half years since his wife died from kidney cancer.

“Before losing Hayley, I had lost my brother (in a motorbike accident), and two years after my wife I lost my mum – also to cancer. All these things were awful to go through, and yet they probably shaped me for the better as a person,” he had said.

He added: “I have a new partner now. She has three children, I was left with three children when Hayley died and there are nine of us living in one house because her mum lives with us as well. Even my partner will light the candle if I’m not there. Urn, candle, flowers – it’s a big part of our daily routine.”