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10 minutes ago, Sam Kelly's Left Boot said:

Walsall fans happy he's gone. I assume compensation has been agreed.

Atleast it can all be put to bed now.

They might well be BUT 2 promotions in his first job at Salisbury and then 2 promotions at Bristol leaving them in 10th in league one(not getting sacked) then getting walsall to 12th and would probably have been better this season,over 400 games as manager and still only 43 shows he knows his stuff to me,also has a record of developing young players

We always say why cant Vale get a manager currently in a job and doing ok,well now we have and given him a 3.5yr deal... so lets hope we get the Salisbury/Bristol Clarke 🙂  I am happy with this one and its exciting to think he is working alongside Flitcroft,something different.

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Some interesting responses on here to the latest development. I'd like to add some context. In the past TWENTY YEARS we have only achieved a top 7 finish in the league... ONCE. This was under MA

Check out wiki.  He's run the family business with his brother and father for 15 years and has his own football academy.  He's not been "just" a player and manager.  In view of the amount of crit

The meltdown on here is laughable.  Please can someone tell me the success we have had in appointing a manager since Micky left? None. Flitcroft being appointed DoF shows our long term visio

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Crikey, this has come from left field, signing a manager of an existing club but he looks like an impressive appointment. He has a win ratio of just over 40% in League football and before that a terrific record with Salisbury City who he took from nowhere to the Conference. He also took Bristol out of the Conference back into the football league, not that I think now we will need his experience in doing that!

So, welcome to Vale Park, Darrell, we look forward to seeing you bring us long awaited success

And, yet again, thanks to our terrific owners for their continued investment and commitment to the Vale.

Think now we will really be going places with Flitters and Clarke!

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I didn't want an untested rookie but also didn't want a dinosaur.

Ideally it would be a coach with promotions under his belt without playing Pulisball.

Of all the names we've been linked with, Clarke is the one I personally rate the highest.

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4 promotions in around 7/8 years. 44% win rate.

Walsall fans moaning he’s crap but took them on after relegation and although took time was turning them around last season (not easy as we know to stop the rot after relegation) and a lot of draws cost them this season (rare defeats) and has been losing players like Adebayo and Jules (he made Jules decent so must be good!) And in with a play off shot at present.

I’m chuffed, give me either him or Flitcroft I’d have taken it, both is even better and we’ve paid for him so shows we are investing heavily in this now.

Keep us up hopefully and be good to see how next season looks.

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Have we paid compo to any club for a manager since paying £5000 to Mansfield for Freddie Steele as a Player Manager in the early 50s?

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Asked a Bristol fan about him and he said this
 
Pure passion is what your getting. A living legend

He took over Bristol Rovers late season and couldn’t save them from relegation to the national league and sure he was absolutely in pieces on the touch line at the end.

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Dont care what anyone things of the appointment if people dont like it or not.

 

lets give the guy a chance this season is done any manager is going struggle make this team a good one so lets not judge him in the remaining games this season.

 

give the bloke a chance and get behind what we are trying to build this isnt a quick fix he needs time so lets all give him the chance to make a impact

 

we finally have a manager so lets leaving the moaning and groaning here and support the boys  

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21 hours ago, Wrex said:

Murray challenged him saying "you put out a statement saying you were there for the long term and you quit six days later so what changed". Holloway said it something happened with the owners and he can't say what because it would be breaking a confidentiality agreement.

That's fair enough - if it's true? But it does go to show people perhaps ought to engage brain before opening mouth!

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