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Steve Clarke

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According to the Daily Mirror, Steve Clarke will be the next to be shown the exit door at Stamford Bridge. Clarke has been at Chelsea forever, although I think that he followed Gullit to Newcastle and then returned to Chelsea in time for the arrival of the Special One.

He would make a magnificent number 2 at Goodison: he's a jock, a defender, he has as much experience of European football and the big occasions as anyone and he's so highly thought of in the game. If you watched Chelsea under Grant it was Clarke giving the players last minute instructions and it was him that the players ran to to celebrate a goal. By going to Newcastle he's also shown that he's not averse to moving up North. Even Wiki are saying that he's likely to come:

Chelsea would be mad to let him go!

On the negative side, he might feel that now is the time to chance his hand at management. He might decide to follow Mourinho to Inter and test himself in a foreign country. Or it might be that he's too much of a strong character himself to work under Moyes.

I really do hope that we get him though. I'd be as excited by his arrival as by any summer signing!
Simon Birdsey, Northwich, Cheshire     Posted 30/05/2008 at 13:24:30

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Michael Kenrick
Another Scottish defender...!?! OMG.. does he have red hair?
martin cutler
1   Posted 30/05/2008 at 14:44:31

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That comment by Michael was almost inevitable, too funny!!

His experience though would be huge and he appears to be well-liked and well-thought of.....if he’s not ready for management he’d be a great #2 that could be a great #1 if Moyes was to leave.
Not that I want Moyes to leave but that would be a good situation to have me thinks.
Andy Hudson
2   Posted 30/05/2008 at 15:10:54

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Defo not too strong a character to work under Moyes... the guy was no.2 to probably the strongest character in football. I’d think this would be an amazing signing!
Jay McGrady
3   Posted 30/05/2008 at 15:54:51

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Would be a great acquisition, the only respectable thing left at Chelski
4   Posted 30/05/2008 at 21:11:42

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Oy Jay!
I’d have Joe Cole anyday
Danny Broderick
5   Posted 30/05/2008 at 21:41:26

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Can’t see it myself. He wants to try his hand at managing, would be a good addition were it to happen though...
ron leith
6   Posted 30/05/2008 at 22:33:54

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Would Steve Clarke be interested in being No.2 at EFC? It may be a good idea to choose somebody on the way up. A Tony Adams type. Somebody hungry for success rather than a seen it all before type character from Chelsea. I wonder if Big Dunc would come back as a No. 2. Maybe he is bored with pigeons.
Nick Xenos
7   Posted 31/05/2008 at 03:42:38

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Ron, signing an inexperienced number 2 defeats the purpose of having an assistant manager in the first place. Moyes needs a tactical genius beside him who has experience in the EPL and in Europe. Steve Clarke fits the bill perfectly.
Dave Harrison
8   Posted 31/05/2008 at 09:59:04

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Ron, give it a rest.....Big Dunc.......don?t you get it.....he never liked was a means to an end......(can I be a legend by having a contract that makes me always the highest paid player and thus stifling any chance of signing someone decent....and be injured or banned for most of the season (before Moyes got here))....
Paul OHanlon
9   Posted 31/05/2008 at 10:54:26

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Why are people doubting whether Steve Clark would come to Everton, who else do you think wil take him on as a number 2? Utd? Arse? RS? AC Meeelan? Don’t think so.

If he does want to remain an Assistant Manager I think Everton would be a great choice for him. Although I agree with Michael, we need someone with different ideas to Moyes. In the same way Queiroz brings fresh ideas and methods to Utd.
Darren Smith
10   Posted 31/05/2008 at 20:24:05

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Would we have got 4th with some fresh ideas? We do need someone... the last 10 games were hard to watch, we nearly wasted an excellent season. I think he and 4 or 5 very good new players would make for an excellent summer.

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