He steps up from his roles with the national U20 team and as an assistant coach for the U21s and described his new job as “a massive honour and achievement”.
He will be joined by ex-Chelsea and England left-back Ashley Cole as his assistant.
"I have been on courses with Ashley during lockdown and been impressed," Carsley said. "He is committed to coaching and player development so a lot of our thoughts are aligned.”
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1 Posted 28/07/2021 at 17:36:11
2 Posted 28/07/2021 at 17:46:19
3 Posted 28/07/2021 at 17:57:16
4 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:29:36
Lets see what happens with the England U21s.
5 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:41:29
Really hope he does well.
6 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:44:50
7 Posted 28/07/2021 at 19:52:03
8 Posted 28/07/2021 at 21:44:44
9 Posted 29/07/2021 at 09:12:19
If the club decide to appoint a former blue as successor to Benitez, in due course, Carsley would be the most credible candidate, I expect.
10 Posted 29/07/2021 at 10:16:43
Carsley's job was to get the ball back and protect the back four. That is why the Moyes teams could play KITAP1.
I do wonder at times with some on here who moan we never win anything and yet want to set us up to conceed 3 every match because it is more exciting but when we did that without the solidarity at the back (2014-15) we fell away from the coat tails of the Sky 6 and now struggling to get back.
BTW - talking of Sky 6 and the European Super League. How many saw this?
22/1/1901 - Queen Victoria Died (day 1)
17/4/1961 - Last Time Spurs won League Title (day 22001)
26/4/1961 - Half Way between 22/1/1901 and today and so anything before this date is nearer the Victorian Era than today.
29/7/2021 - Today (day 44019 since the Victorian Era)
Leave it with you all to tell your Spurs mates that your last league title was nearer the Victorian era than today. 😀
11 Posted 01/08/2021 at 06:50:10
12 Posted 01/08/2021 at 11:26:10
You beat me to it. I also heard that. Lee was the Rottweiler in midfield we sadly lack today. Good engine, totally committed, and a great reader of the game. He also knew his limitations so, when he won the ball back, he gave it to the more creative players. Gana was the nearest we had in recent time.
Unfortunately, from some of the comments, it would appear we value more of the James type, all silky skills but no engine and not up for the battles which are the Premier League.
13 Posted 01/08/2021 at 11:39:25
It's not a reflection on individuals, but I find it sad that a generation of Evertonians look to the likes of Lee Carsley as to what we lack. And no disrespect to Carsley.
I guess that's more a reflection of where we've been the past few decades and what the younger of our fan base has grown up with, that has curtailed expectations.
Now if you're talking we're missing a Peter Reid, I'm with you. But he had the silkiness of Sheedy and Steven around him.
Balance. A football team is like a good recipe. It needs a mix of ingredients.
14 Posted 01/08/2021 at 13:49:53
I believe we are making the same point.
I have often used Reid to make this point. I have been said for many years is that every team needs somebody to do the hard graft for 90+ minutes, breaking up opposition attack and hence rhythm. These are rarely the most gifted of players re ball skills so once possession is gained they can read the game and give the simple pass to gain control of the ball.
We havent had that sort of player for many years, Gana was close but often gave the ball away cheaply after all the hard work by trying to be ambitious.
Reid was in that mode as was the ultimate Rottweiler Keane. No silky skills but the engine of the team keeping everything moving not the boring, high risk pedestrian paced football we have witnessed under the past few managers
15 Posted 01/08/2021 at 13:57:29
Graveson too? And players like Phil Neville for influence and leadership?
16 Posted 01/08/2021 at 14:00:12
It is said that one baldy Carsley, made the other baldy Graveson look good. Hence his transfer to Real Madrid, and also maybe the reason his impact was not as effective there.
Not sure about Phil, thought his passing was woeful but did provide leadership.
17 Posted 01/08/2021 at 14:25:52
Sorry, just getting goosepimples remembering the Easter Saturday 1985 match at home to Sunderland – when Everton's 1st three goals were 1st, 2nd and 3rd on Goal of the Month.
18 Posted 01/08/2021 at 14:31:46
Peter Reid, always looked to get the team on the front foot, always looked to drive his team forward, and he most definitely was a warrior, but had enough skill to be more than a mere water-carrier or workhorse, and there haven't been too many of his type seen at Goodison for far too long. Ratcliffe was the captain of that team, but Reidy was the General.
19 Posted 01/08/2021 at 14:42:49
Not saying no football skills but, for me, his value to the team is well described by Barry.
Again, my main point is that we haven't had a player like that for some time. We have wasted so much money on so-called skilled players when one workhorse may have made all the difference.
20 Posted 01/08/2021 at 14:58:48
Carsley was a fine player for Everton. But no Peter Reid.
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