He has retired from professional football, last playing for Oxford United, and was manager of Arlesey Town between 2013 and 2014. He started at Doncaster Rovers before moving to Queens Park Rangers in February 1991 for a fee of £15 This stood as the highest transfer fee received for any player at Doncaster Rovers until the 2009-2010 season. He made his QPR debut in March 1991 against Tottenham Hotspur and in all played 153 league games for QPR, scoring his only goal for them against Southampton in the Premier League.
After QPR"s relegation from the Premier League Brevett stayed with the club, later moving to Fulham, a team with which he was able to re-enter England"s top league.
Later he signed for West Ham United for an undisclosed fee, joining their unsuccessful relegation battle, before he moved on to Plymouth Argyle. At West Ham he scored once against Crewe Alexandra in August 2004.
On 8 September 2006 he signed for Oxford United on a month-by-month contract which was extended for the full season. He featured regularly in Oxford"s promotion run, but his contract was not renewed after the season"s education
In May 2007 Brevett announced his retirement from playing football.
In July 2007 he briefly became sporting director of Swindon Town. In October 2008, Brevett joined Combined Counties League Premier Division team Bedfont as assistant manager. In November 2013, Brevett was appointed as the new Arlesey Town manager, replacing Zema Abbey.
Brevett parted company with Arlesey Town in December 2014, stepping down as manager and director of football.
In January 2015, Brevett was a finalist for the Harrow Borough job alongside former teammate Kevin Gallen, but the job went to Steve Baker. In February 2015, Brevett agreed to take up a position as a coach with Banbury United, assisting manager Paul Davis.
He currently teaches physical education at North Oxfordshire Academy in Banbury, head of football academy. Individual.