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, Posted 30/05/2008 at 13:24:30
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1 Posted 30/05/2008 at 14:44:31
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.
2 Posted 30/05/2008 at 15:10:54
3 Posted 30/05/2008 at 15:54:51
4 Posted 30/05/2008 at 21:11:42
I’d have Joe Cole anyday
5 Posted 30/05/2008 at 21:41:26
6 Posted 30/05/2008 at 22:33:54
7 Posted 31/05/2008 at 03:42:38
8 Posted 31/05/2008 at 09:59:04
9 Posted 31/05/2008 at 10:54:26
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.
10 Posted 31/05/2008 at 20:24:05