UK time is: 01:39:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Holland out, but is Kidd in at Stoke?

It's reported that Brian Kidd could be Stoke's new assistant manager and that Academy director, Steve Holland is off to Chelsea.

Tony Pulis has been after a new number two since the start of the summer when Dave Kemp took up a new scouting role for the Potters over in America and it now looks as though Brian Kidd is in line for the job. Kidd has mountains of experience in the top flight of English football after playing for both the Manchester clubs (but predominately United), Arsenal, Everton and Bolton. Since retiring in 1984, he did try management without great success, so has concentrated on assistant manager roles with Man United, England (under Sven), Leeds, Sheffield United and ending up at Portsmouth last season. It now seems that he's found the travelling between his home in Lancashire and the south coast too much and has been looking for the job closer to home.

He'd certainly be a coup for Stoke and combined with the likelihood that Gerry Francis may also be helping out again in a part-time capacity this season adds loads of vital experience on the training ground.

On the flip side, the Potters are losing the expertise of their Academy Director and former Crewe boss, Steve Holland. Holland has only been with the club a few months, but has accepted the role of reserve boss at Chelsea.




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






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

The Journalist

Writer: Chris Baldwin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 12 2009

Time: 5:48PM

Your Comments

are you sorry to see Holland go?
merlin
Yes, wasn't there long but he looked liked he would have done well with his experience at Crewe.
BoothenP
Very sad to see Holland go. And even though it is a dream move for him, I'm sad that he didn't think he owed us more than a few months in charge. Still, hopefully he has done the spadework which will stand the Academy in good stead for years to come. But we MUST get a good replacement in ASAP. I'd be delighted to see Kidd sign - he has vast experience which should be a big support for Pulis.
Lakeland-Potter
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Stoke and Cardiff play out a draw (Monday April 21 2014)

Stats: Cardiff City v Stoke City (Monday April 21 2014)

Jones loses appeal (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ireland pens 3-year Stoke contract (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Fluent Stoke ease past Newcastle (Monday April 14 2014)

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. lloyd_17 2

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Cardiff 1 - 1 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Newcastle
Chelsea 3 - 0 Stoke
Stoke 1 - 0 Hull City
Aston Villa 1 - 4 Stoke
Stoke 3 - 1 West Ham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36

Breaking League News

Will Swansea City Take Risk And Appoint Monk?
Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:48:00
Have Your Say In The Vital Swansea Message Forum
Swansea : 23/04/2014 21:35:00
Liverpool: Reds To Spend Big In Summer
Liverpool : 23/04/2014 19:40:00
FA To Get Their Pound of Flesh
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 19:07:00
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 16:40:00
Boss Urges Fans To Fill the Stadium of Light
Sunderland : 23/04/2014 15:27:00
Borini Picks Up Young Player Gong
Sunderland : 23/04/2014 15:02:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM vs. Cardiff
Suggested By:  
Begovic 0%
Cameron 0%
Shawcross 0%
Wilson 0%
Pieters 0%
N'Zonzi 0%
Whelan 0%
Arnautovic 100%
Odemwingie 0%
Ireland 0%
Crouch 0%
Muniesa 0%
Assaidi 0%
Walters 0%