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First Team Advisor

Paul Tisdale

First Team Staff



Date of birth


Experienced manager Paul Tisdale joined Colchester United for the final run of games at the end of the 2020/21 season in an advisory role.

The former Exeter City and MK Dons manager joined Colchester United to help the first team staff and players for the final few games of the season. 

Tisdale spent twelve years at St James Park with Exeter City between 2006 and 2018, leading his side to four Wembley finals in his time on the South Coast before making the switch to MK Dons in 2018.

His first season at Stadium:MK was successful, taking the Dons into League One with automatic promotion, before leaving midway through the following campaign, returning to management in 2020 with Bristol Rovers. 

After a short stint with the Gas, he joined the U's for the last part of the 2020/21 campaign.