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I hear that Alan Stubbs may be in line for the vacant Assistant Manager job. Might be a good idea as he has respect from the players and seems to have a good relationship with Moyes. Any thoughts on him as a potential candidate?
Trevor Thompson, Croydon     Posted 02/12/2007 at 10:43:53

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Michael Kenrick
Oh no... not another defender!!! ;)
Dave Trudgeon
1   Posted 02/12/2007 at 15:49:15

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exactly what i was thinking michael
i love stubbs and what he stands for at the club but this is a great opportunity to get an attack minded coach on board rather than another great positional coach.
bit gutted to be honest
Colin Potter
2   Posted 02/12/2007 at 16:00:46

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Never in a million years! He knows as much about passing the ball on the deck as a breeze block!!
James Elworthy
3   Posted 02/12/2007 at 16:17:44

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Maybe he is being groomed to replace Holden who will be promoted as he has been on the first team bench the last 2 games.
Dave Trudgeon
4   Posted 02/12/2007 at 16:33:58

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I?d be please with Holden. Everybody who makes the grade from the youth/reserves seems to be an attacker/midfielder lately so he must know what he?s doing in that respect.
Gavin Harris
5   Posted 02/12/2007 at 17:58:20

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I would love stubbsy to become a coach or maybe Holden’s assistant but its too early to be an assistant.

I think we need someone with experience, including european and everton, and a team player. If stubbsy was the second assistant Moyes was talking about I think its a good move but no way a sole assistant.
Caron Emlyn Jôs
6   Posted 02/12/2007 at 18:12:42

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On the rumour mill on the BBC website, it says that Alan Stubbs is the top candidate for the number two seat at Goodison. He had a succesful game in charge of the reserves a few days back. Would anyone welcome him as the number two or would you rather a more experienced number two to help the clubs progress in the UEFA Cup?
Bri Law
7   Posted 02/12/2007 at 18:30:13

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Absolutely no way.

Firstly, as much as he?s been a great player and a servant to us I?ll never forget how far up Rooney?s arse he was when he left. Being outspoken saying he didn?t blame him for going blah blah blah. It just so happens that Stubbs is also represented by that scumbag Stretford.
Secondly, he bad mouthed the club when he joined Sunderland and had to issue a apology over it before he was resigned.

Thirdly, he hasnt got the right character. I have met him several times and he?s a miserable bastard.



I for one, wouldn?t give him the job,
Gavin Harris
8   Posted 02/12/2007 at 19:46:13

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Bri are you pissed off because he forgot to sign your autograph book?

I think stubbsy deserves more respect, he has been brilliant for us, loves the club and puts in great performances even though he is well into his 30’s.

A coaching position would be good for him.
Trevor Thompson
9   Posted 02/12/2007 at 21:59:09

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Lads a very good point; although he is Everton, he will have a defensive mentality. He is better suited as a coach.
Keith Glazzard
10   Posted 02/12/2007 at 23:05:20

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If you were Moyes, what would you be looking for in an aaistant? Which qualities, and in which order, would he put on the list? He'll certainly want someone he can trust - who will work for him as well as with him. Somone he already knows would be a smart bet. Stubbs is a solid pro with good high level experience. He organises and motivates on the field. He has a good way with the media off the field. And he's an Evertonian. He must tick some of the boxes.
Derek Thomas
11   Posted 03/12/2007 at 04:36:38

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Which, unless there is a targeted outside candidate, move up Holden and, if he is up to it and wanted, fit Stubbs in somewhere down the pecking order. Have they both got the now compulsory tickets?

Like it or not, in the back of the assistants mind is the fact thatt should the 1st team coach get the dreaded vote of confidence and soon after the elbow, he may have a chance to step into the limelight. Which could account for Irvine's leaving after 5yrs, having seen Davie firmly in the driving seat for ANOTHER 5yrs, baring meltdowns.

Surely the staff must have a chance of a career path. Any work from Holden on how HE sees it??

Shez Khan
12   Posted 04/12/2007 at 12:00:59

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Can't see it myself but is there anyone else that wants this to happen? I was a big, big fan of Stubbsy but his role in the Rooney debacle was questionable and definitely NOT the actions of an Evertonian.
Sur Jo
13   Posted 04/12/2007 at 22:30:32

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Alan Irvine just recorded his first win with Preston at the fourth attempt. Preston won against Hull by 3-0. Hopefully things will improve for him. Good luck Alan.

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