UK time is: 14:41:52
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Top Names Interested - Appointment Weeks Away

The unexpected drama of a search for Colchester United`s next manager begins tomorrow - right after the U's finalise a deal for leaving captain Dean Hammond and play tonight`s game with Gillingham.

There are no official names in the frame but plenty of speculation already about who will succeed Paul Lambert now that he has departed to Norwich City.

Mark Robins at Rotherham United, who had been tipped for City`s now-taken hotseat, is an early contender among fans, although Steve Bradshaw said at lunchtime today some "top-draw" attention has been shown in the vacancy.

"The search hasn`t started yet but we`ve had a remarkable amount of interest already. We`ve had several phone calls from some absolutely top-draw applicants and we will consider their applications and go through a process which is likely to take three weeks or so."

So there you have it - the starting gun in the club's race to replace Lambert has been let off already. Even if it begins as a slow walk and not exactly a sprint.

After today's fast-paced events, you can't blame Colchester United for wanting to take thier time over this one.


Bookmark and Share


So what do you think?

Let us know with a comment below, or chat about this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.




We want to know YOUR thoughts...


VITAL COLCHESTER; YOUR VOICE, YOUR CHOICE!


VITAL COLCHESTER IS 100% UNOFFICIAL - FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS!


Follow us on Twitter









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!






Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 18 2009

Time: 5:29PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Feel that for minimal disruption to the side then Joe Dunne is obvious replacement, knows the players and knows the style of play that we have worked on all pre season......
Living in Exile
Report Abuse
18/08/2009 23:31:00

That might prove wise. He didn't seem too overly keen when asked today but there has been a lot going on! He knows the club and the players and it could be a great thing for the club.
Matt_Us
Report Abuse
18/08/2009 23:44:00

Coppell, Curbishley, Boothroyd are being mentioned but they will get linked with every job going. The most bizzare name is that of Sheringham!!!! No way!
ooohhJohnnieJackson
Report Abuse
19/08/2009 18:06:00

No thanks to Teddy. Might as well take our time but a new manager may want to find a replacement for Hammond before the window shuts!
StevieG Col U
Report Abuse
21/08/2009 21:44:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Colchester United Articles

Stats: Bradford City v U's (Saturday January 31 2015)

Team News: Bradford v U's (Saturday January 31 2015)

Spurs Midfielder To Sign (Friday January 30 2015)

Thompson's Contract Cancelled (Thursday January 29 2015)

West Ham Defender Signs Permanently (Thursday January 29 2015)

Gorkss Contingency Plans In Place (Thursday January 29 2015)

Experience Matters (Wednesday January 28 2015)

A Couple More Go (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Striker Facing Six-Weeks Out (Wednesday January 28 2015)

League 1 - U's 2-0 Leyton Orient (Monday January 26 2015)

Archived Colchester United Articles

List All Vital Colchester Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Bradford 1 - 1 Colchester
Colchester 2 - 0 Leyton Orient
Colchester 0 - 2 Walsall
Peterborough 0 - 2 Colchester
Crawley 0 - 0 Colchester
Colchester 1 - 2 Gillingham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Gillingham 27 8 7 12 -8 31
19. Coventry 28 7 10 11 -10 31
20. Crewe 27 8 5 14 -24 29
21. Colchester 27 7 7 13 -11 28
22. Crawley 28 6 9 13 -21 27
23. Leyton Orient 27 6 8 13 -8 26
24. Yeovil 27 6 6 15 -19 24

Breaking League News

Team News: City v Fleetwood Town
Bristol City : 01/02/2015 14:40:00
Leyton Orient : 01/02/2015 13:29:00
Orient Suffer Heavy Home Defeat
Leyton Orient : 01/02/2015 13:24:00
Bristol City Take On Fleetwood
Bristol City : 01/02/2015 13:02:00
Vital Posh MOTM v Yeovil Town Poll
Peterborough : 01/02/2015 11:10:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Colchester v Crewe
Suggested By:  
Colchester win 0%
Crewe win 0%
Draw 100%