During my playing career I represented Brighton & Hove Albion, Tottenham Hotspur,  Portsmouth and England.

In 1984 I won the UEFA Cup with Tottenham and the European Under 21 Championships in England.  In 1986 I played for England at the World Cup Finals in Mexico.

I scored a late equalizer for Brighton against Manchester United in the 1983 FA Cup Final and also scored from the spot in the penalty shoot out that decided the 1984 UEFA Cup Final.

A knee injury forced me to retire from football at the age of 30. Since then I have coached or managed Premier League teams in England, Azerbaijan, Ireland and Thailand and worked as a pundit and presenter for Talk Sports, Sky Sports, Fox Sports and Astro Super Sports.