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Boothroyd's Back!

It's taken nearly a year, but today, Aidy Boothroyd will wake up in charge of a football team for the first time since leaving Watford 'mutually' last November.

Whether he was pushed or whether he was jumped provoked as much opinion as whether or not it was the right decision by Watford fans. Since then the former W.B.A, Norwich, Leeds and Peterborough coach has been linked with virtually every job going. This summer alone, the former Hornet's cheif threw his name into the ring for jobs at both Swansea and West Brom, two job prospects no doubt damaged by his 'long-ball' tag.

This morning, Colchester United will officially unveil the Yorkshireman to the media as their new manager after fighting off the competition of Torquay cheif Paul Buckle amongst others. Former boss Paul Lambert left to replace Norwich's Bryan Gunn after just two games. Boothroyd had also been touted as a realistic replacement for Simon Davey at Barnsley too.

b>Colchester sit fifth in the League One table and will be looking for a return to The Championship after a poor outing in L1 last season. And, with Boothroyd delivering promotion with the Hornet's in his first full season, it might not be too far-fetched to see Boothroyd's men looking towards the Championship sooner rather than later. Boothroyd's first game will be away to Southampton this Saturday.

All the best Aidy!

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Date:Wednesday September 2 2009
Time: 12:16PM


I, like most Colchester fans, are really, really pleased with the appointment. Welcome Aidy!
StevieG Col U
02/09/2009 14:44:00
I, unlike most Watford fans, recognise that he initially did alot right and am really pleased with the appointment. Good luck Aidy, I think he's learned from the experience of when things went pear-shaped and will do well.
02/09/2009 17:01:00
Aidy is a great manager in my books! brought one or two real flops,that's what most watford fans remember him for. But the signings he made overall were fantastic! and the football we were playing was great two,love to see aidy do a decent job at colchester!
Golden Looney
02/09/2009 17:49:00
Did well, just tailed off towards the end for us. I think he will be a solid appointment for Col U, if he can sign a few decent players to add to what you've already got a Play Off push wouldn't be out the question.
04/09/2009 15:23:00
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