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!