Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

The Neil Cox Situation?

The Neil Cox Situation?

Mystery surrounds the future of club captain Neil Cox as his contract should be up in the summer but a few weeks ago First Team coach Steve Holland suggested he still has a year to run and Cox would be seeing out.

In the summer of 2006 Neil Cox signed a two-year contract and moved on a free transfer from Cardiff City. Having not publicly signed a contract extension, naturally it would be right to think that his contract is up this summer and his future is still up in the air.

A few weeks in a go in the local press Steve Holland contradicted what we already thought though be telling superalex.co.uk that Cox still has a year to run. Holland said: "I haven't spoken to Neil about his future, but he has a year on his contract left here. That was something that was done before I was involved."

To confuse things even more Holland also said: "I don't think it will necessarily be the case he will finish playing unless it is something Neil wants to do."

So according to the clubs First Team coach Cox still has a year left on his contract and that was something that he wasn`t involved in, suggesting that an extension to Cox`s contract happened before Holland`s promotion in the summer.

So has Cox signed and extension or not, and if he did why has it slipped off the radar with the fans thinking his contract is up in the summer or have I missed something? The situation is all very confusing and has left Alex fans perplexed as to what is going on.

Is it a case of Holland has got his numbers muddled up and is wrong or has Cox in fact signed a contract extension that has gone undetected? It`s common knowledge in the area that Cox had an interview at Port Vale for a potential coaching role in October and has regularly been linked with a move back to his native Scunthorpe so it is unlikely, given the fact that he has only made 29 appearances in nearly two seasons, that he would want to sign a contract extension.

In fact it was January last year that Cox suggested he wanted to go out on loan because he had lost his first team place. As it stands it`s a rather confused situation and one the club has yet to officially clarify as we wait to find out the state of play with the club captain`s contract.

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

Writer:Tomfcafc
Date:Tuesday April 8 2008
Time: 3:54PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
out of contract in summer. Set to retire. Think SH got mixed up
mowen23
08/04/2008 16:07:00
0
i hope he got mixed up i can't put up with him for another season
crewe4life
09/04/2008 15:28:00
0
How old is this bloke, i'm sure he's about 57?
will it ever happen
15/04/2008 14:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Striker targets another promotion

Striker Ryan Lowe wants a fifth promotion after returning to Crewe Alexandra earlier this week.

Stick with us says striker

Returning striker Ryan Lowe insists it's important the fans stay behind Crewe Alexandra next season.

Boss was key for striker

Crewe Alexadra boss Steve Davis was a key factor in striker Ryan Lowe returning to Gresty Road.

Duo lead chase

Nottingham Forest and Rangers are amongst the clubs understood to be interested in Crewe Alexandra's Brad Inman.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Coyne
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By: Vital Crewe
Yes39%
No61%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.xylo1