UK time is: 22:38:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wignall Warns U`s Off Coppell & Co

Appointing either former Reading man Steve Coppell or ex Charlton and Crystal Palace boss Iain Dowie could create a no-win situation for Colchester, according to Steve Wignall.

Both have been tipped as contenders by the local press, with the Evening Gazette suggesting Dowie`s name following the recent league win over Gillingham.

But one-time U`s boss Wignall told BBC Essex Radio on Saturday he felt such candidates would be a poor choice.

He advised that the club delay their current appointment plan to give current caretaker Joe Dunne an extended run in charge.

"They`re looking to aspire to greater things, but that still can be done without big names. Should Steve Coppell or Iain Dowie come in, if they weren`t successful in the first six or seven months, they`d b on their bike. If they were, they`d go to a bigger club, so you can`t win."

Since his comments, advocating the case for both his ex-players Paul Buckle and Dunne, there has been suggestion that Wignall could return above a less-experienced coach as Director of Football.

He was indeed bullish about the possibility of Colchester luring a renowned coach to the club, saying: "They`ve tried to be different animal and really supporters haven`t been happy with that.

He continued: "That`s not necessarily talking about the results, more the way everything`s gone: it`s always a difficult transition to go to a new ground but there`s still the basics, for me, of the provincial kind of town that Colchester is.

"That`s only my opinion - who am I to say, after four years as a manager and seven years as a player? But I know what the people of Colchester want."

Buckle and Dunne are just two potential choices in a pool of more than 30 possible names in the frame as United`s next manager.



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!



*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.

The Journalist

Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 23 2009

Time: 3:40PM

Your Comments

The reason why this is up here in non-fanzine funny form is because it hasn't been reported elsewhere and the BBC have yet to put it up online, although I've no idea if they intend to... as to his words, I think he has a point but it's hard to know which way to go.. on the one hand, if all football appointments are short-term, then alright, get a big name... glad I am not Robbie Cowling, that's for sure!
Matt_Us
Well - I'm confident that Cowling and Co. will just pick the right man for the job.
StevieG Col U
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

2006 - U's March To The Top (Thursday February 7 2013)

2006 - Parky's Cup Heroes (Monday January 28 2013)

2007 - U's Visit Portman Road (Sunday January 20 2013)

2010 - Lambert's U's Return (Wednesday January 16 2013)

2011 - Late Drama From Gilly (Monday January 14 2013)

1999 - Introducing Lua Lua (Wednesday January 9 2013)

2000 - Lua Lua Steals Late Win (Tuesday January 8 2013)

2006 - Late Layer Road Drama (Wednesday January 2 2013)

U's Earn Daggers Point - Report (Wednesday September 29 2010)

Bond's Premium Keeps On Rising (Sunday September 5 2010)

Archived Colchester United Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. sarboy 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Bradford 0 0 0 0 0 0
3. Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0
4. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Colchester 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Coventry 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Crawley 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Crewe 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

DRFC Coppinger signs new deal
Doncaster : 31/07/2014 21:18:00
Brown Leaves For Oxford
Fleetwood : 31/07/2014 20:15:00
Midfielder Rose Joins On Loan
Crawley : 31/07/2014 20:07:00
Woking 1-2 Crawley
Crawley : 31/07/2014 20:03:00
Newcomer set to miss out
Crewe : 31/07/2014 19:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will the U's fare this season?
Suggested By:  
Promotion 10%
Play-Offs 7%
Top Ten 25%
Midtable 18%
Survival 10%
Relegation 30%