Vital Football

Latest Crewe Alexandra News

Gudjon Thordarson To Be Appointed Manager

Gudjon Thordarson To Be Appointed Manager

Gudjon Thordarson is set to become the new manager of Crewe Alexandra this week.

The former Stoke boss has been a front runner since confirming his interest in the job over a month ago. On November 26th he told the BBC:

'When I moved back to Iceland, I wasn't considering returning to the English game,'

'Crewe is a good club that survives by making footballers. That is a good way to run a club and one reason why the job interests me.'

He has since had several discussion with the Alex board of directors and has pipped former Cheltenham manager John Ward to the post.

Thordarson was manager of Stoke between 1999 and 2002, the Icelandic won half of his 154 games as manager. He took the Potters in to the Championship in 2002 before getting sacked prior to the new season.

He went on to have tough spells at Barnsley and Notts County before moving back to Iceland. His last spell as manager was at his home ÍA Akranes, whom he made over 400 appearances with as a player. He was fired in July after a poor 12 months.

Also in July, Thordarson had talks with SPL club Hearts about becoming their manager but the move never materialised as talks broke down.

Thordarson's appointment is imminent but he is unlikely to begin work till next week as Dario prepares the team for the boxing day clash at home to Oldham before the trip to Hartlepool two days later.

The Icelandic's first game in charge looks set to be the Millwall trip on January 3rd, with 2009 seeing a new era begin at Gresty Road.



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

Writer:Dink
Date:Wednesday December 24 2008
Time: 11:53AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Crewe Alex: Winning Formula

Zach Homer is back. He talks about a winning formula that will fire us to success

Football League Rule Out B Teams (23/9/16)

The Football League, or EFL for those who like pointless rebrands, have now compiled the initial responses from the 72 clubs under their umbrella...

Crewe Alex: Credit Where It's Due

Steven Dale's pretty happy. Read on for more

Alex Kiwomya: What His Injury Could Mean

Josh Ravenscroft discusses our young Chelsea loanee and his injury

Archived Vital Crewe Articles

Vital Crewe articles from

Site Journalists

Nicky Crompton
Editor email
Profile
Ross Menhennet
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By: Vital Crewe
Yes37%
No63%

League Table

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

Recent Crewe Alexandra Results (view all)

Crewe Alexandra Fixtures (view all)

Sep 24 2016 3:00PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Sep 27 2016 7:45PM : Wycombe Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Luton Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Notts County (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DerekS2
2.Nicky Crompton1