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Friday, May 18, 2007

Ex-QPRs in The News

Updated: QPR's Former Manager, Gary Waddock has been appointed manager of Aldershot. Best of luck to him. Aldershot Appoint Waddock

QPR's former manager, Gary Waddock is reportedly set to be announced as manager of Aldershot (where 25 years ago, Ian Gillard went to become first team coach. Former QPR goalkeeper, Bull is at Aldershot. Report

Meanwhile former QPR Assistant Manager, Alan McDonald may be in the running for the Glentoran Managership who yesterday axed their manager. McDonald who joined Glentoran some months back, as coach. Glentoran Axe Paul Millar See McDonald Among Contenders

In the United States, victory for another former QPR, Steve Morrow, now Coach (manager) at FC Dallas who beat Chicago Fire 2-1 - Report.

Bruce Rioch's FORMER club OB Odense won the Danish Cup for the fifth time on Thursday, defeating Danish champions FC Copenhagen 2-1. BBC (In March, Rioch suddenly left Odense "OB Recover from Rioch Shock

EX-QPRs Possibly Playing tonight: In the playoffs 2nd leg
Nottm Forest v Yeovil. Yeovil with Forbes and Rose are 0-2 down.
Milton Keynes Dons v Shrewsbury. MK Dons, managed by Martin Allen and with Bankole keeping out Harper. Dyer and Knight also had spells with QPR.

Former QPR George Santos has been released by Brighton. - Released

Aldershot Appoint Waddock

Aldershot Official Site - Official Club Statement
We are pleased to announce the appointment of the new manager of Aldershot Town Football Club and new official club sponsors too.

Aldershot Town Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Gary Waddock as their new manager.

The 45 year old joins on a two year agreement and will have overall responsibility on first team, reserve and youth team football matters at the club in addition to providing a guidance and overview to the junior section too.

He will be responsible for all football related budgets.

Gary arrives after an extensive football career where he made over 500 senior appearances. The former midfielder includes periods at QPR, Luton Town, Millwall, Bristol Rovers and at Charleroi (Belguim). In addition he made 21 international appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

When former QPR manager Ian Holloway took charge of the west London side he appointed Gary to head the Academy section of the club and, eventually, Gary took responsibility of the reserve and youth team structure too. He also served as first team manager at the Championship club.

It is also confirmed that Martin Kuhl will remain at the club reverting back to his role as First Team Coach after serving a period as Caretaker Manager.

Chairman John McGinty commented, 'We are delighted that Gary has agreed to join the club as our manager.

"I apologise to supporters for the delay in naming the appointment but hope that they are enthused with the announcement.

'Gary was impressive in interview and his enthusiasm for the job shone through with a desire to succeed so obvious.

"He has extensive experience in developing young players and we believe that is a vital ingredient for our future.

'I would like to thank Martin Kuhl for fulfilling the role as Caretaker Manager since the departure of Terry Brown and I am pleased that Martin will be first team coach in our new set up.

'I thank the supporters for their patience and am sure that they will welcome Gary to Aldershot Town as we look ahead positively to the future'.

Continuing Mr McGinty also confirmed the announcement of the new club sponsors of Aldershot Town Football Club.

He said, 'We are delighted to announce our new official club sponsors as EZYLET LTD , a locally based Aldershot company.

'It is a two year agreement and we are so pleased to have EZYLET LTD on board. I am sure that our supporters are going to learn so much about this ambitious company in the future' Aldershot

BBC - McDonald among Glens contenders
Former Northern Ireland captain Alan McDonald is among the contenders to replace Paul Millar as Glentoran boss.
McDonald has been an assistant with the Northern Ireland U21 team and at Queens Park Rangers and was brought to the Oval as a coach during last season.
Other contenders in the mix include Coleraine manager Marty Quinn who was previously linked with the position.
Roy Walker turned down the offer to manage the Glens last time and Michael O'Neill and Tommy Leeman may be keen.
Quinn is believed to have agreed a new three-year deal with the Bannsiders after attracting interest from Newry City but it is not clear whether pen has been put to paper yet.
Walker was offered the opportunity to be Glens boss when Roy Coyle was sacked 15 months ago but did not take up the post because of other commitments.
O'Neill has gained managerial experience at Brechin City and Leeman has recently stepped down as manager of Harland and Wolff Welders, citing a lack of ambition by the East Belfast club. BBC

Aldershot News and Mail - Waddock set to be named new Shots boss
AFTER eight weeks of searching, Aldershot are finally set to unveil former QPR boss Gary Waddock as their new manager.
As the News went to press, the 45-year-old had yet to be confirmed as Terry Brown’s successor but it is believed that an appointment will be made within days after he held off the challenge of caretaker manager Martin Kuhl.
The Aldershot board interviewed eight candidates for the vacant manager’s position on May 3, before cutting that shortlist down to just three names — thought to be
It is believed that it came down to a straight fight between Waddock and Kuhl, with the former QPR man attracting enough support from the board for an appointment to be made imminently.

Waddock told the News earlier this week that he is looking to get back into football as soon as possible, but refused to confirm or deny that he had been in talks with Aldershot.

However, despite being reluctant to admit his interest in the post, Waddock is expected to take the reins at the Rec and is likely to keep Kuhl on the payroll.

The former Republic of Ireland international enjoyed an impressive playing career, making 203 appearances for QPR over eight years before leaving for a two-year spell at Belgian club Charleroi in 1987.

He returned to English football in 1989 with Millwall, before going back for a second period at QPR, followed by spells at Swindon Town, Bristol Rovers and Luton Town before retiring.

Waddock soon moved onto the coaching staff at Loftus Road after being given a job with the QPR youth academy and, following Ian Holloway’s suspension in February 2006, he was appointed caretaker manager, helping Rangers to avoid relegation.

For the full story, see the Aldershot News. Aldershot News and Mail

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