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Kevin Blackwell - Manager Profile

Kevin Blackwell - Manager Profile

We profile another possible candidate for the manager's job, former Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell.

Kevin Blackwell was a goalkeeper and he started his career as an apprentice at Cambridge United.

He played a lot of his early football under Neil Warnock in the lower leagues for Scarborough and Torquay United.

Blackwell continued to follow Warnock and joined him at Huddersfield Town in 1993. He also took on coaching duties as well as his playing role.

For the 4th time, Blackwell followed Warnock's move, this time to Plymouth Argyle. Despite Warnock's departure, Blackwell remained at the club as assistant manager to Mick Jones.

Jones was then sacked in 1998 which prompted Blackwell's departure.

Warnock was managing Bury at the time, and you guessed it. Blackwell joined him there as a goalkeeper coach and then eventually became assistant manager.

Warnock then moved to his current club Sheffield United in 1999 where Blackwell joined him as his assistant.

MANAGMENT

Blackwell became manager of Championship side Leeds in 2004. With the club's huge debts, he insisted on buying players that were value for money as well as talented.

He looked to be heading Leeds for a play-off place but they ended the season poorly, finishing in mid-table.

For the following season, Blackwell was given funds to buy players and by February 2006, Leeds were in the top 3. But again, they didn't finish the season as well as they should have and they finished in the play-offs, losing in the final to Watford.

This season they began to struggle, as they languise at the bottom of the league, Blackwell was then sacked in September.

Stats:

Leeds: Games: 114 Won: 44 Drawn: 33 Lost: 37

Wins %: 38.6%

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Writer:VitalSwansea
Date:Wednesday February 21 2007
Time: 12:14PM

Comments

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Not as good as our last manager and will take some beating. . Jackett's Swansea record was: played 163; won 75; lost 48; drawn 40. Win %: 46%
willow
21/02/2007 16:21:00
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Percentage records mean jack *****
cyjax
21/02/2007 18:40:00
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Exactly. Royle's % at every club was around or lower than Jackett's, doesn't mean he's not as good as him because he's far better, plus he was managing clubs at a much higher level.
KevinE
21/02/2007 22:23:00
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i wud want royle
naythan_swan
22/02/2007 21:10:00
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naaa... i think, being kevin blackwell as a new manager is totally crap!... because of his winning percentage jackett is more successful than him.. another candidate please...
YILtheRAYfromTURKEY
23/02/2007 14:48:00
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