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Irvine next to be tempted away by Moyes?

31/05/2013 | Comments (26)
Alan Irvine could join the lengthening list of people being from Everton's coaching staff reportedly being lined up by David Moyes, report the Daily Mail.

If media speculation is correct, the Blues' Academy manager is set to join Chris Woods and Jimmy Lumsden in leaving Goodison for Old Trafford along with Moyes's assistant manager Steve Round, while Phil Neville is also in the frame to return to his former club.

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Lenny Kingman
706 Posted 31/05/2013 at 18:28:15
God help them.
Ross Edwards
707 Posted 31/05/2013 at 18:26:58
Why not take Bobby "Yes Man" Elstone, William "Blubber" Kenwright, Paul "Pot" Tyrell, Marouane "Fro" Fellaini and Pip "Skip" Neville with you as well Davey, oh and Big Vic and Osman as well. Cheers.
John Shepherd
718 Posted 31/05/2013 at 18:41:08
Saves 'em getting the sack with nowhere to go when the new manager comes in... I didn't see the point in Moyes bringing him back anyway; wasn't he just pushing a pen? I think it was just giving a mate a job at the end of the day.
Mike Benjamin
726 Posted 31/05/2013 at 18:50:54
i'm available to give them all a lift to OT. Problem is it is going to cost a fortune for a new letters for thie new felllas initials for the training kit unless...............we appoint a new manager whose initials are DM and back room staff of SR and AI.............any ideas?
Paul Dark
729 Posted 31/05/2013 at 18:53:59
Yes, Irvine is no great loss.

I really hope we get Rangnick and/or Pereira. How can he pick Martinez over them?

Eugene Ruane
763 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:11:09
Going to be a laugh a minute there eh.

Lenny Kingman (706) - I've no doubt he will.

It'll be all prayer meetings, scowling contests, cold showers, old testament - getting a mental picture of one big presbo-fest.

1950s Hungarian training manual out, 'Guid book' in.

James Byrne
795 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:47:28
So going by this rush of activity around Goodison, I wonder if the identity of the NEW manager is known by big bad Bill?

Makes you think..................

Carl Sanderson
798 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:48:41

"Yes, Irvine is no great loss."

Evidence, please.

Carl Sanderson
800 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:48:41

"Yes, Irvine is no great loss."

Evidence, please.

Ross Edwards
805 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:51:35
I agree with Carl. I think that Irvine will be missed, I would keep him as number two to the new manager. I think he is an excellent coach.
Peter Fearon
816 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:54:10
New managers, sooner or later, tend to bring in their own coaching staff and so it wouldn't be surprising if some of Moyes Everton staff, who know they're expendable, are looking for the nearest parachute, knowing whoever gets the Everton job will be hiring their own people. I just hope great Evertonians like Alan Stubbs and Duncan Ferguson stay on board.
Dave Lynch
820 Posted 31/05/2013 at 19:59:25
If he takes Vic and Osman I will never ever hear a bad word said about him.
Patrick Murphy
886 Posted 31/05/2013 at 21:49:54
I don't understand how DM can just pick whoever he wants from our staff, surely BK could have asked him to wait until we had appointed his replacement before taking our staff. It must be marvelous for MUFC watching DM take whoever and we have the dubious privilege of paying him whilst he does it. Although a few United fans are less than happy that he is replacing old United staff with our people.
Brendan McLaughlin
890 Posted 31/05/2013 at 21:54:56
Patrick #886
If Moyes didn't raid Everton for his backroom staff you'd have people on here complaining..."good enough when he was at Everton but not good enough for Manure..."
Patrick Murphy
891 Posted 31/05/2013 at 22:05:55
Obviously we don't know how good or bad they are but it seems odd that we let him cherry pick who he wants.
Harold Matthews
894 Posted 31/05/2013 at 22:06:42
I'd get rid of all the old backroom staff. Not worth taking a chance on possible spies and people you don't know well enough to trust. Moyes is doing the right thing.
Mark Pierpoint
895 Posted 31/05/2013 at 22:20:45
It may be for the best. This way there are two benefits;

1) the new man can bring in his own people. This is probably more appealing than having to deal with Everton past, especially when they have been associated with a manager who has been successful and here for so long.

2) lets them leave the club with dignity without being pushed out by a new manager

to all of them (Irvine, Round Lumsden, Woods and Cooke), best of luck if you go to United and thanks for all the hard work

Clive Lewis
914 Posted 31/05/2013 at 23:15:41
Apparedtly Moyes seen sneeking out the door with all sorts of memorabilia. 35 minutes to go .
Brendan McLaughlin
922 Posted 31/05/2013 at 23:43:13
Clive #914
"All sorts of memorabilia" cups though
Alex Tunstall
926 Posted 31/05/2013 at 23:56:15
All the back room staff are contracted for at least 1 more year. If an outside manager comes in, we'll pay a lot in compensation so if they go with Moyes we don't pay a penny, really? Why else are we even looking to recruit a manager from within who can only tap into markets like the Liverpool business houses?
Michael Kenrick
941 Posted 01/06/2013 at 01:07:17
Alex, I'm struggling with this:

"Why else are we even looking to recruit a manager from within who can only tap into markets like the Liverpool business houses?"

On that basis, perhaps you might explain how it was possible for David Moyes to tap into a variety of diverse and distant markets located many miles beyond Preston city limits?

Lenny Kingman
961 Posted 01/06/2013 at 08:27:59
I think he is an excellent coach

Not sure the PNE or Sheffield Wednesday fans would agree with you there Ross. Or Everton fans for that matter. Good riddance to the lot of them.

The kit man is going to feel like a new boy at his own school if he doesn't jump ship like the rest.

Eddy Grundy
965 Posted 01/06/2013 at 09:13:12
Last one out turn the lights off, please.
Dick Fearon
980 Posted 01/06/2013 at 10:23:05
Having had a look around United's boot room, Davy is scratching his wondering why in hell's name he could not achieve one win at OT 11 years.

I don't expect him to accept the fact that when it comes to tactics and motivation SAF was his master.

John Gee
996 Posted 01/06/2013 at 12:15:10
He's just trying to get his mates behind him for when RVP, Rooney, Giggs and Ferdinand start shouting at him... 'keep it tight and fucking what???'

These moves are for the best. They're part of DM's management team rather than career Evertonians.

Tony Draper
007 Posted 01/06/2013 at 13:01:56
DM has gone and in my opinion managed to look "too fuckin chuffed" about it.

Refusing to sign a choice contract has soured Me to DM but not only against him but "The Drury Lane Nancy Boys" too (a term originally coined by Bill Shankly describing Spuds).

In their cases, I DO have reasons to no longer like them (note: not hate, no longer like).

Alan Irvine and ALL the others whom our new manager will want/not want around them?

I want our new manager/coach to have "Nil Satis Nisi Optimum" around him, cos THAT is the EVERTON he will be leading.

My Grandfathers and Grandmothers (all RIP) supported EVERTON; my parents do... and in my bloodline time there have been ups and down at home and away (I make NO distinction between "God's Acre" and family home). A few employees leaving will NOT dilute this pure BLUE BLOOD.

Take a few quid for 'em if they're "not all that". Or overprice em if they're HOT for the future.

Personally, I'd FUCKIN LOVE Big Dunc to become the Greatest EVERTON manager of all time, outdo SAF and die aged 1,878 in Goodison Park having retained the Globalship Trophy for an unassailable MILLIONTH time (OK, maths not a strong point).

Those who understand......

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