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Steve Clarke 8/1? Where did that come from?

New names enter the frame every day for the manager's vacancy at Turf Moor.

Victor Chandler now have Steve Clarke 8/1 to take over the job at Burnley.

Steve who?

Ah right some of you might not remember him, since he has yet to be a manager at any club.

He does though have some positive managerial reputation as an assistant!

In 1998 Clarke joined Newcastle United as assistant manager to Ruud Gullit, his former boss when a player at Chelsea. Clarke was caretaker manager following Gullit's resignation albeit for only one game.

After a stint in charge of the youth teams at Stamford Bridge, Clarke was promoted to the position of assistant manager when José Mourinho was appointed manager in the summer of 2004.

Clarke was a part of the coaching set-up which saw Chelsea win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups over three seasons under Mourinho so he aint that bad then?

The Scot then became West Ham's first-team coach in September 2008 under manager Gianfranco Zola. Following West Ham's struggle the following season in the top flight and the departure of Zola, Clarke left by mutual consent in June 2010.

He was a defender as a player and a Scotland international. Clarke, now 47 played for just two clubs during his professional career. He started with St Mirren in 1982 before joining Chelsea for £422,000 in February 1987.Clarke stayed at Chelsea until 1998, making 421 appearances.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 6 2011

Time: 2:45PM

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Oh strewth! Think bigger and better, Burnley
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06/01/2011 14:47:00

Working along side José Mourinho has got to be a big plus besides is that not where Mourinho started working along side Bobby Robson.
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06/01/2011 15:07:00

I think if Clarke was that good, he wouldn't have been without a job in over six months and Mourinho would have offered him one by now
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06/01/2011 15:13:00

Trying to look on the plus side of things today, I will be back to normal tomorrow ;-)
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06/01/2011 15:16:00

That's two people placing a bet because he was on the list last time, hardly worth a mention surely :(
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06/01/2011 15:43:00

Got a LOT more experience than Eddie Howe, and has been reasonably high profile in the past. In contrast I had never heard of Victor Chandler till his recent ad campaign started on SKY. Don't discount the possibility that Victor's PR manager has suggsted putting out odds on some names that no-one else is listing to give Victor some free air time.
Couch Potato
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06/01/2011 16:32:00

The only problem with that theory CP is you can get similar odds at all the other bookies ;-)
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06/01/2011 16:50:00

Oh well, I'll ask Victor for my fiver anyway for giving him a mention!!!
Couch Potato
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06/01/2011 17:10:00

I think maybe you should donate that fiver to palsdad??
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06/01/2011 17:15:00

What's going on with the LT they keep spanking the same old pony in relation to Watford's MM. Not my cup of tea but might drop a few quid on him tomorrow. I would be really interested in who top's a new list now Brown has gone to PNE, Howe looks like Palaces man and Houghtons dropped off our radar ..... Gone quite on the Big Sam front in the last 48 hours still hasn't done enough to distance him self from such a move for me so I remain hopefull, thats hopeful and not positive just dont think our board has the balls....and just looking at BK I'm not sure he would welcome an eight hour flight .... I could go do it if he wants.... reminds me of the damed united when the gezzer turns up on the beach with the contract for cloughy can imaging Big Sam in his Speedos ... with BK with his brown overcoat in the 100degree heat saying sign here sam
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06/01/2011 17:26:00

Paul Jewell's odds improving. Mixed feelings about him. Paulo Sousa also coming into contention for some reason but then so is Adrian Heath!!! Flood and the US connection?
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06/01/2011 17:42:00

Would Heath come under starting interviews all around the country though?
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06/01/2011 17:48:00

Is Big Sam back on then? This from not a particularly reliable website today: 'As Burnley step up their search for a replacement to sacked boss Brian Laws, tribalfootball.com understands that former boss of bitter local rivals Blackburn Rovers, Sam Allardyce, has already been interviewed for the vacancy' Well could this have been done via a video conference call from Dubai? Who knows
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06/01/2011 17:50:00

Sky bet now offering 4/1 odds on Clarke, anybody getting worried???
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06/01/2011 18:13:00

I know this has been said before, but I'll feel much better if I say it as well. This is a critical and unique moment in the history of BFC. We have, for the first time since the 60's, the resources, the potential and the reputation to appoint a known capable manager who can get us back to where we deserve and where we want to to be and keep us there. Barry and Brendan, this is your time to make the future of BFC secure and leverage us back into the upper eschelon of British football for a sustainable future. Do the right thing...
Mike Mada
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06/01/2011 18:13:00

Well said that man and welcome to VB by the way Mike! ;-)
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06/01/2011 18:25:00

I second the words of Mike Mada !! Don't go for the cheep tickets BK cos I can see you next out the door if you do !!!! please don't go for a complete knowbodythe time is upon us !! its imperative you get this right PLEASE don't send in a bloody rookie
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06/01/2011 18:26:00

One thing you can say is BK and BF can't have keep a secret as fustrating as it is Ahhh ....in truth now one but them know what is really happing ............. pray god they look at these message boards from time to time
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06/01/2011 18:30:00

A video link for Big in his speedo's now that would be funny! god I hope they haven't discounted him though, I don't care now how we get out of this division long ball, short ball, prettly tap and go whatever... whatever, I will settle for substance over style for 4 months if were playing PL next year! come on Sam get out of the sun its bad for ya
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06/01/2011 18:36:00

Gianfranco Zola 22/1. What would you reckon to him?
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06/01/2011 18:55:00

[This is what I think about Steve Clarke: if, at this moment, he had the chance to manage a club, even a big club like Chelsea, he would be ready for that. He is that good.” — Jose Mourinho read full here http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/premier_league/west_ham/article7061264.ece
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06/01/2011 19:37:00

I don't see a problem having Steve Clark .. sorry Clarke as the Burnley manager
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06/01/2011 21:08:00

SSN report 'Burnley denied permission to speak to Lambert by Norwich'
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07/01/2011 01:00:00

I wonder why ssc41 (aka Steve Clark for them that don't know!!) ;-)
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07/01/2011 11:44:00


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