Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

It's nice to model ourselves on Crewe

It's nice to model ourselves on Crewe

&linktitleStockport County manager Jim Gannon was very complimentary towards Dario and the club this week. Is he after a new job?

The former County defender played at Gresty Road for six months at the end of the 00/01 campaign and says he'll always have respect for Dario after being given that opportunity.

Gannon went on to tell manchestereveningnews.co.uk of his respect for the club having modeled his Stockport side on the Alex.

'I'll always have respect for Crewe as when I had a difficult time at this club and I wasn't wanted and Dario gave me an opportunity and I'll always be respectful of that. It was also as an aspiring coach to work for him for six months.'

'It's nice to model ourselves on Crewe, developing young players playing football in the right manner, that's Dario's philosophy,. We're taking that philosophy and implementing it at this club. If we get half the respect at this club that Crewe have had over the last 20 years I'll be delighted.'

Of course, mostly it's your bog standard opposition talk but with the manager's position at Gresty Road now vacant, Jim Gannon fits the job description put out by John Bowler to a tee.

A young but proven manager with some experience. Someone who'd be an asset to the club, who would take an active interest in the academy side too. Someone not in it for the short term, and someone who is his own man.

Gannon recently rejected a contract offer from Stockport that he described as 'unacceptable'. Maybe a chance to poach him from his one year rolling deal?

Gannon took over Stockport when they were five points adrift at the bottom of League Two. Within three years he's transformed them into potential play-off contenders in League One.

With the Alex in a position to offer the next manager (relatively) long term security, a patient board of Directors, probably a healthy pay packet, money available for the January transfer window and facilities & academy up there with some of the best in the Championship - it's quite a healthy offer to a lot of managers.

Gannon would certainly be my first choice and I'd be surprised if the board don't seriously consider an approach over the next week or two. Especially if he gets one over us later today.



Join Vital Crewe!

It's easy to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved.

Message Board

Our message board is a fast growing portal for fans to air their views. Why not join them by clicking here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Crewe.





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

Writer:Dink
Date:Saturday November 22 2008
Time: 12:38AM

Comments

0
if they modeled themselves on Crewe.....how did they win 3 - 0 .... ??
lincolnblue
25/11/2008 11:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Cooper In Team Of The Week (28/3/17)

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

Reaseheath Review 27/03/17

Steve Johnson looks at non-first team matches from this week as well as those away from the club on loan deals.

Under-23s In Action At Gresty Road This Afternoon

Come down and watch some of the stars of the future at the Alexandra Stadium this afternoon for free.

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

With most playing 39 League Two games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Steve Johnson
Editor email
Profile
Josh Ravenscroft
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Match Result - Carlisle (A)
Suggested By: Steve Johnson
Carlisle Win0%
Draw0%
Crewe Alexandra Win100%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Doncaster 39 23 9 7 78 30
2 Plymouth 39 23 6 10 75 19
3 Portsmouth 39 20 8 11 68 26
4 Stevenage 39 19 5 15 62 12
5 Blackpool 39 15 15 9 60 21
6 Luton 39 15 15 9 60 19
7 Exeter 39 17 8 14 59 16
8 Carlisle 39 15 14 10 59 -2
9 Mansfield 39 15 13 11 58 5
10 Colchester 39 16 9 14 57 4
11 Wycombe 39 15 10 14 55 0
12 Cambridge 38 15 9 14 54 6
13 Grimsby 39 14 10 15 52 -2
14 Barnet 39 12 15 12 51 -3
15 Accrington 38 12 13 13 49 -1
16 Crewe 39 12 12 15 48 -9
17 Crawley 39 13 9 17 48 -13
18 Yeovil 39 10 16 13 46 -9
19 Morecambe 39 13 7 19 46 -15
20 Notts County 39 13 7 19 46 -22
21 Hartlepool 39 10 11 18 41 -16
22 Cheltenham 39 9 12 18 39 -16
23 Newport 39 7 12 20 33 -21
24 Leyton Orient 39 9 5 25 32 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Accrington Stanley (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Notts County (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Leyton Orient (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Plymouth Argyle (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.stig7tfm8
2.DerekS1
The Vital Football Members League