Often controversial and certainly full of incident – here’s our account of the seven years association between Norman Smurthwaite and Port Vale FC.
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About Rob Page
The former Wales International joined the club as part of Micky Adams’ coaching team in 2011.
Initially a youth coach, he was promoted to the role of assistant manager after the departure of Geoff Horsfield in 2014. Later that year, Page took over as Port Vale manager when Adams departed.
He was manager of the Valiants for a two year spell bringing in the likes of Anthony Grant, Ben Purkiss, Jak Alnwick and Uche Ikpeazu before leaving to take up a similar managerial position at Northampton Town in the summer of 2016.
Occasional columnist James Russell looks at three factors that have caused Vale to be in danger of losing their league status.
Former Port Vale manager Rob Page has been appointed Wales’ new Under-21 manager on a four-year contract.
In a post on the OVF forum, Norman Smurthwaite has responded to questions about managers Bruno Ribeiro and Rob Page.
Reports in the media suggest that former Port Vale manager Rob Page has joined the coaching staff at Championship side Nottingham Forest.
Northampton Town have announced that former Port Vale manager Rob Page has left the club.
Rob Page says he “always looks out” for Vale results as his Northampton team prepare to travel to Vale Park.
Rob Fielding hopes that the delay to appoint a new manager is for a good reason as the club face losing out on targets.
Site editor Rob Fielding says a change of attitude is needed by Port Vale as the club enters a low ebb.
New Northampton Town manager Rob Page has given nothing away when asked if he would make a move for Port Vale’s out-of-contract players.
Rob Fielding thinks that the key benefits of Rob Page’s stay have been – a new backroom team, sensible loan moves out of the club, a better style of play, clever integration of new players and a professional approach to media duties.
Rob Fielding argues that Rob Page has shown enough nous and potential to be given the benefit of the doubt after the retained list was announced.
Port Vale manager Rob Page has praised a “tremendous group” of players after announcing his retained list.