Vital Football

Latest Colchester United News

Ward 'Best Man` To Replace Boothroyd - Cowling

Ward 'Best Man` To Replace Boothroyd - Cowling


Robbie Cowling says his third appointment as Colchester United Chairman, new manager John Ward, is the 'best man` to replace Aidy Boothroyd.

Ward is Cowling`s third boss in twenty months following first Paul Lambert and then Boothroyd as successor to Geraint Williams and has a wealth of coaching experience.

Cowling explained that initial telephone conversations with around ten other interested applicants for the U`s post did not lead to formal interviews, as he instead plumed for some kind of continuity by picking the former assistant manager as new club leader ahead of the 2010/11 campaign.

"Not only did John have a great appetite to do it, but Joey Dunne, who`ll be a part of the team as well, did and I could sense quite a good chemistry between them. I was very impressed with that from the beginning. That set a benchmark for me," said Cowling, speaking during the press conference on Monday.

Ward, who spent most of his career as a player at Lincoln City, has managed previously with Cheltenham Town and Stockport County, while also enjoyed prominence in assistant roles with not only Aston Villa, Watford and Burley but more recently Wolverhampton Wanders. He has also managed both Bristol City Bristol Rovers and Carlisle United in his long career.

The 59-year-old insisted any question of his motivation to undertake this latest role as part of his lengthy CV was not in doubt, adding: "I think it`s a good position to come into. I`ve been in a good place at a good time, because obviously Aidy has moved into the Championship [with Coventry] and the Chairman`s looking for some continuity."

He explained: " I`m aware of the players , having worked with them the last eight or nine months very closely. I`m delighted with that because it gives me a bit of an insight."

Ward`s honours as a boss include promotions with York City, Bristol City and Cheltenham Town.

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!








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

Writer:Matt_Us
Date:Monday May 31 2010
Time: 2:04PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Well, he's got a lot of experience and has won promotion before in the lower leagues. Think he could well do a good job - exciting times!
StevieG Col U
31/05/2010 17:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Colchester United Articles

Dickenson In Team Of Midweek (21/8/16)

Colchester United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's midweek action.

Dickenson In Team Of The Week (16/8/16)

Colchester United are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

League Cup Round 2 Draw Later Tonight

The draw for round two of this year's League Cup competition will take place at around 10pm tonight following the Luton Town v Aston Villa match.

Fatball: how to lose weight with football

In January I started a weight management scheme for men in partnership with Solihull Council called MAN v FAT Football.

Archived Vital Colchester Articles

Vital Colchester articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Colchester
Write For Vital Colchester
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Colchester v Rochdale
Suggested By:
Colchester win50%
Rochdale win50%
Draw0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Morecambe 5 4 0 1 12 3
2 Luton 5 3 1 1 10 6
3 Doncaster 5 3 1 1 10 4
4 Colchester 5 3 1 1 10 3
5 Mansfield 5 3 1 1 10 1
6 Carlisle 5 2 3 0 9 2
7 Plymouth 5 3 0 2 9 0
8 Portsmouth 5 2 2 1 8 1
9 Crawley 5 2 2 1 8 0
10 Leyton Orient 5 2 1 2 7 2
11 Notts County 5 2 1 2 7 0
12 Grimsby 5 2 0 3 6 2
13 Barnet 5 1 3 1 6 1
14 Cheltenham 5 1 3 1 6 1
15 Hartlepool 5 1 3 1 6 0
16 Crewe 5 1 3 1 6 -1
17 Blackpool 5 1 2 2 5 0
18 Newport 5 1 2 2 5 -1
19 Wycombe 5 1 2 2 5 -2
20 Accrington 5 1 1 3 4 -3
21 Yeovil 5 1 1 3 4 -3
22 Stevenage 5 1 1 3 4 -6
23 Exeter 5 1 0 4 3 -4
24 Cambridge 5 0 2 3 2 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Colchester United Results (view all)

Colchester United Fixtures (view all)