Thursday, 25 October 2012

Clarke not to be recalled

Chris Powell has played down reports that Leon Clarke might be recalled from Scunthorpe where he has been scoring goals. Sir Chris reasonably points out that he would be less happy warming the bench for Charlton than playing for Scunthorpe.

Scunthorpe cannot afford to hang on to him when his loan expires, but there has been interest from other clubs in a more permanent deal: Clarke

Paul Jewell should have had the decency to resign at Ipswich when he was struck down by the curse of Charlton, but he has finally gone. Inevitably, journos are putting Curbs in the frame. However, this time it does make some sense. Curbs took a lot of Charlton's Premiership players from Ipswich and it is not too far from Essex. Also, Ipswich are looking for a manager who has secured promotion from the second tier which Curbs has done twice.

Ipswich have a long list of 34 names, but Alan Curbishley and Mick McCarthy are the favourites according to the BBC so it could be a battle between former South London managers.


Kings Hill Addick said...

I can't help thinking that managing Ipswich would be a thankless task. They have a poor squad, they are bottom of the league, and the Chairman (and presumably the fans) expect promotion, probably this season.

I can't see Curbishley being offered the kind of job he wants ever again, but I'm not sure he would enhance his reputation with eighteen months at Ipswich before leaving after failing to work miracles.

Sciurus Carolinensis Nemesis said...

I think Ipswich and Curbishley make a very good match - both had their best days a good while ago - they know they were good but can't quite remember how long ago