Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

U`s: From Far-Out 30 To Final 'Wow' Factor Five?

U`s: From Far-Out 30 To Final 'Wow' Factor Five?

Colchester United start the selection process for their next manager on Monday, formally interviewing just five on a list of more than 30 candidates.

Chief Executive, Steve Bradshaw told Dram 100 FM last night that some "world-renowned" names have declared private interest in the post, alongside the less-fancied non-league boss, Julian Dicks and thus far non-committal Paul Buckle.

"It`s been an interesting week - it wasn`t what I was expecting but the guys have been brilliant, the fans have been brilliant the players have done great and the staff have really rallied together - it`s something I`m very proud of," said Bradshaw last night.

He had already told the Evening Gazette this week that the club will interview just five potentials during final-round interviews.

As he mentioned on Tuesday, there has indeed been a remarkable about of interest in the job, although ex-Colchester player, Teddy Sheringham, instantly pulled out of the running yesterday.

"I wanted to share what we are doing with the fans. At the moment, we`ve had some fantastic applications already, over thirty of them. Some of them are absolutely brilliant, from literarily world-renowned people," Bradshaw added.

It is also possible that caretaker Joe Dunne is a contender, after he hinted earlier in the week that senior management was his long-term ambition. He remains in charge the club`s league game away at MK Dons tomorrow.


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






Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

Share article via email
Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Friday August 21 2009
Time: 7:53PM

Best of Euro Vital

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Steve Coppell? to mould Dunne into the next manager? What about Richard Wilkins and Gavin Johnson at Bury Town - both legends but maybe too big a step up?
ooohhJohnnieJackson
21/08/2009 20:12:00
0
I think between us, we could get to thirty... I can could 12 possibles from the speculation already. Steve Coppell would be great for the U's, although I'm not sure he wouldn't wait for a club in a hiigher league position to come in for him. Has he quit the game, or is he just resting? A bit like George Williams 'rested' after our job before going to Orient....
Matt_Us
21/08/2009 20:18:00
0
Im not so sure Coppell would want the stresses again of a higher profile club. Remember his infamous 10day reign at Mancheser City?
ooohhJohnnieJackson
21/08/2009 20:25:00
0
Coppell would be great. Top, top manager. Really hope we can get in the right man. Up the U's!
StevieG Col U
21/08/2009 20:31:00
0
Not quite sure he is world-renowned. But I'd take him at CUFC!
Matt_Us
21/08/2009 20:33:00
0
One word for you, Steve = gutted!!!
Matt_Us
21/08/2009 20:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

League 1 - Barnsley v Colchester

The League 1 season continues with weekend games, with most played on Saturday. Among this schedule is a game for Colchester against Barnsley at Oakwell.

Match Day Officials v Barnsley (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Barnsley this weekend.

Colchester - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

League 1 - Colchester 0-3 Burton

We'll not be seeing any great Colchester escape this season with relegation into League 2 confirmed following a three-nil defeat against title chasing Burton.

Vital Colchester Social Media

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Colchester United newsColchester United News 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnsley v Colchester
Suggested By:
Colchester win25%
Barnsley win75%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Wigan 44 23 15 6 84 36
2 Burton 44 24 9 11 81 19
3 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
4 Millwall 44 22 9 13 75 20
5 Bradford 44 21 11 12 74 12
6 Barnsley 44 21 7 16 70 13
7 Gillingham 44 19 12 13 69 17
8 Scunthorpe 44 19 11 14 68 10
9 Sheff Utd 44 18 12 14 66 9
10 Rochdale 44 18 11 15 65 6
11 Port Vale 44 18 11 15 65 4
12 Coventry 44 17 12 15 63 14
13 Southend 44 16 11 17 59 -4
14 Peterborough 44 17 6 21 57 4
15 Bury 44 15 12 17 57 -15
16 Swindon 44 15 10 19 55 -10
17 Oldham 44 12 18 14 54 -9
18 Chesterfield 44 14 8 22 50 -13
19 Shrewsbury 44 13 11 20 50 -17
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 44 12 10 22 46 -15
22 Doncaster 44 11 12 21 45 -14
R Colchester 44 9 12 23 39 -41
R Crewe 44 6 13 25 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet League One
May 8 2016 12:30PM : Rochdale (H)
Sky Bet League One

Breaking League News