Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

LMA praise Aidy Boothroyd

LMA praise Aidy Boothroyd

League Managers Association Vice-chairman Frank Clark praised Watford supremo Aidy Boothroyd for sensationally guiding Watford to the Promised Land of English football in his first full season in charge.

“We're delighted with the progress Aidy has made at Watford,” clark told the LMA’s site. “During the close season he will obtain his UEFA Pro Licence the qualification he needs to coach in England’s premier competition.”

The former Nottingham Forest manager also paid tribute to chairman Graham Simpson and the rest of the Watford board appointing Boothroyd, who was 34 at the time and had no previous managerial experience.

“Full credit has to go to Watford,” added Clark. “Their chairman didn't go for a `sexy' name or someone who was very successful as a player - they saw a young and inventive coach and said `we'll give him a chance'.”

Similar to Watford legend Graham Taylor, Boothroyd retired when he was in his 20s due to injury and Clark believes that it is good for the game that coaches who were not top-flight players get a chance in management.

“I think it is good for the industry that a manager with his playing background can get a chance. Unfortunately his career finished early and it pushed him into coaching earlier than expected,” said Clark.

“He worked very hard and is now a fine example to other young managers. He is an inspiration to those in the lower leagues and it is very encouraging to others.”


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

Writer:
Date:Thursday May 25 2006
Time: 3:52PM

Comments

0
he's worked wonders since joining u, hopefully he can carry on doing so good luck next season
green giant 12
25/05/2006 16:05:00
0
hes done great and its gotta be said although i dont like to admit it. You got a bargain for kingy. I bet you didnt think he would be that good.
jono_forest
25/05/2006 18:37:00
0
Make the most of him. He'll be gone this time next year.
FEn_100
01/06/2006 12:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

The Hornet - Arsenal 27-08-16

That first win under Walter Mazzarri is still awaited after a first half that gave Watford too much to do in a three-one defeat against Arsenal at Vicarage Road.

Premier League Predictions From A Neutral

Alex Roberts is back, and this time he's turned pundit and given his Premier League predictions for 2016/17.

Premier League Deals So Far In 2016/17

Well it's almost that time of the year again, only a final few days to go before the closure of the summer transfer window for 2016/17, and with the international break...

Stats: Watford v Arsenal

All the stats from Watford (1) vs (3) Arsenal, Vicarage Road, 27/8/16 Att: 20,545

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Arsenal MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gomes0%
Kaboul0%
Prodl0%
Kabasele0%
Amrabat0%
Guedioura0%
Behrami0%
Capoue0%
Holebas0%
Ighalo0%
Deeney0%
Sub - Pereyra100%
Sub - Janmaat0%
Sub - Success0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 3 3 0 0 9 6
2 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 9 5
3 Man Utd 3 3 0 0 9 5
4 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 2
5 Hull City 3 2 0 1 6 2
6 Middlesbrough 3 1 2 0 5 1
7 Spurs 3 1 2 0 5 1
8 Arsenal 3 1 1 1 4 1
9 Leicester City 3 1 1 1 4 0
10 WBA 3 1 1 1 4 0
11 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 4 -1
12 West Ham 3 1 0 2 3 -2
13 Burnley 3 1 0 2 3 -2
14 Swansea 3 1 0 2 3 -2
15 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 -2
16 Sunderland 3 0 1 2 1 -2
17 Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 1 -2
18 Watford 3 0 1 2 1 -3
19 AFC Bournemouth 3 0 1 2 1 -3
20 Stoke 3 0 1 2 1 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Jack Hall1
2.Daniel Smith11