UK time is: 08:10:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Gradi for youth "supremo" role?

Throughout his career he has been linked with a job at the FA overseeing youth development and with Gradi moving away from his role as first team manager this week it is inevitable that he will get linked with a variety of jobs in the media.

In the past he has turned down the option to manage Benfica and also the post of FA Technical Director in favour of continuing his work at Crewe. He is highly regarded as one of Europe`s top coaches at youth level and it would be interesting to see if he could be tempted away now.

Of course, Gradi has taken up the position of Technical Director at Crewe and will work as a "mentor" for new first team coach Steve Holland. He will still have a pivotal role to play at the club and it is likely that it would take a lot to persuade him to move on to pastures new.

In 24 years at the club he has transformed the club by introducing a youth policy and setting up a successful academy at the club. The state of the art facilities are testament to the sterling work he has carried out over his tenure as first team manager.

The club is now regarded as the flagship academy for lower league clubs to model themselves on. His experience and knowledge of the game at youth level in England is second to none and with his change in circumstances the FA may make a renewed bid to secure his services.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Matt Owen Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 3 2007

Time: 9:46AM

Your Comments

I was waiting for this rumour. Could he be tempted? Come across in interviews that he didn't want to give up the manager's role but Bowler pretty much forced him due to Holland nearly leaving. Obviously he's still playing a big part in the club, but he's expressed interest in this job in the past. As for the job itself - I can't think of a better man for it, I think DG would really turn our national youth teams around given the chance.
Dink.
yeah it was a matter of time, hardly a day in fact! I love to see him do something different given time but he should remain with us for the time being.
mowen23
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Massive win for Alex (Friday April 18 2014)

Davis delighted at victory (Friday April 18 2014)

Alex seeking a hero (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe face crunch game (Thursday April 17 2014)

Crewe can't halt run (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: Crewe Alexandra v Wolves (Tuesday April 15 2014)

No shift in focus (Friday April 11 2014)

Crewe take on leaders (Friday April 11 2014)

Survival quest for defender (Thursday April 10 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Shrewsbury 1 - 3 Crewe
Crewe 0 - 2 Wolves
Crawley 1 - 2 Crewe
Crewe 1 - 2 Coventry
Crewe 1 - 3 Notts County
Gillingham 1 - 3 Crewe

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Coventry 43 16 11 16 -2 49
18. Colchester 43 11 13 19 -12 46
19. Tranmere 43 12 10 21 -24 46
20. Crewe 43 12 10 21 -27 46
21. Carlisle 42 11 11 20 -26 44
22. Notts County 43 13 4 26 -16 43
23. Shrewsbury 43 9 14 20 -16 41

Breaking League News

Clough admits he took a gamble against Stevenage
Sheff Utd : 19/04/2014 08:00:00
It's kicking off In Swindon Town Boardroom Again
Swindon : 19/04/2014 07:42:00
Swindon Beat Coventry 2-1
Swindon : 19/04/2014 07:26:00
Blades enjoy Good Friday win
Sheff Utd : 18/04/2014 22:15:00
RUFC - Evans 'We Play Some Entertaining Football'
Rotherham : 18/04/2014 22:12:00
RUFC - Evans 'Fantastic Advert For League One'
Rotherham : 18/04/2014 22:07:00
Sheff Utd : 18/04/2014 22:04:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 62%
No 38%