On this day (June 3) in 1994, Aston Villa sold Tony Daley to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £1.25m. He went on to make approximately 21 appearances in all competitions for the Old Gold, scoring four goals.
At Villa, Daley had 233 appearances between 1985 and 1994, scoring 31 goals. He had seven caps for England during his time at Villa and nearly won the 1992/93 title, finishing second under Ron Atkinson. Labelled as a ‘phenomenal talent’ in Brian Beard’s ‘Aston Villa On This Day’ book, Daley left after the 1993/94 campaign.
And after four years at Wolves, the 53-year-old moved to Watford (1998/99) for a year and played 12 times before seeing out the season at Walsall. Daley made only seven appearances for the Saddlers before joining Forest Green Rovers.
At FGR, Daley made more than 60 appearances between 1999 and 2002, scoring six goals, before hanging up his boots. He went into coaching after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Science at Coventry University.
He worked at Rovers as a fitness coach, worked as a youth coach at Villa’s academy, worked as a fitness and conditioning coach at Sheffield United and had a similar role at Wolves.