Colchester United - Super Joey D: New U's Boss Not Me
UK time is: 03:15:59
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Super Joey D: New U's Boss Not Me

Caretaker Joe Dunne says he has not entered the race to replace Paul Lambert as full-time manager, this afternoon confirming he will step down in September.

"The applicants have handed in their CV's, one of them is not mine. My job was just to take care of things, I'm pretty sure the candidates have a very high standard," he told BBC Radio Essex today.

Although the news is a shame, given previous signals, Dunne`s revelation will not overly surprise U`s followers, who have seen him suggest previously he`d feel uncomfortable in Colchester`s management madhouse.

Dunne still remains perennially popular in Essex and a clause of Lambert`s contract as manager obliged the Scotsman to keep him on the coaching staff.

Dunne`s name was first suggested seriously after he guided the team to a 2-1 win against Gillingham on the tumultuous day Lambert sensationally quit.

Ex-manager, Steve Wignall, even went on to previously champion him, as the possible final selection, last week.

The comments Dunne made after a narrow first loss this season at Mk Dons, bullish in the face of expected criticism, had sounded almost like a frustrated audition for the role.

"I`ve been in situations where you have no manager and I`m pretty sure today there will be plenty of people sitting in the stands saying: 'That`s why you need a new manager`, because of this or that reason.

'We`ve lost a game now so everything will be my fault and so on and so forth - but as players, they have to give their all. If they don`t, they will get beaten every week. But I thought they gave their all."

He, however, kept saying the win was "not to be." Maybe he was being ironic, since now we know Colchester United`s next boss is also not to be Joey Dunne.

Joe Dunne title photo reproduced with kind permission of CU-FC - taken by Rob Sambrook.

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...



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:Thursday August 27 2009

Time: 5:29PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Colchester United Articles

Midfielder Loaned Out (Monday October 12 2015)

Shrewsbury 4-2 U's & Highlights (Monday October 12 2015)

Humes - We Should Have Done Better (Monday October 12 2015)

Stats: Shrewsbury Town v Colchester (Saturday October 10 2015)

Team Sheets - Shrewsbury v Colchester (Saturday October 10 2015)

League 1 - Shrewsbury v U's (Friday October 9 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 Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Rochdale 12 5 2 5 2 17
10. Wigan 12 4 5 3 1 17
11. Port Vale 12 4 4 4 1 16
12. Colchester 12 4 4 4 -3 16
13. Barnsley 11 4 2 5 -1 14
14. Shrewsbury 12 4 2 6 -2 14
15. Scunthorpe 12 4 2 6 -2 14

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Barnsley : 13/10/2015 21:45:01
Bradford : 13/10/2015 21:44:01
DRFC Former Owls and Blades boss favourite to take over
Doncaster : 13/10/2015 21:36:00
Allardyce: 'I Have A Few Irons In The Fire'
Blackpool : 13/10/2015 21:06:01
Frank Ford's Focus - League 1 Round Up
Wigan : 13/10/2015 15:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Wigan v Colchester
Suggested By:  VitalU's
Colchester win 0%
Wigan win 0%
Draw 100%