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Coppell resigns as Crawley director of football

The Argus: Steve Coppell has left his role as director of football at Crawley Steve Coppell has left his role as director of football at Crawley

Steve Coppell has resigned as director of football at Crawley.

Coppell quit his role following the shock dismissal of manager Richie Barker last Wednesday.

Crawley chief executive Michael Dunford insisted Coppell was still working for the club last Friday but it has since emerged that he has left.

Coppell joined Reds in April 2012 in the wake of former manager Steve Evans' departure.

The former Albion, Reading and Crystal Palace boss filled in as caretaker manager along with Craig Brewster to guide Crawley to promotion from League Two.

Coppell helped recruit Sean O'Driscoll as manager and then Barker when O'Driscoll left to take over at Nottingham Forest after less than two months in charge.

He worked closely with Barker and is believed to have been upset at the former Reds manager's dismissal with Crawley 12th in League One.

Chief Executive Michael Dunford said: “Steve will always have a special place in our hearts at Crawley Town FC because he was instrumental in assisting Craig Brewster in securing our status to League One and has since been a very good advisor to the both the board of directors and the team management.
"Steve is a long term friend of our owners and will always be welcome at Crawley Town FC and we wish him every success for the future.”

 

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6:56pm Mon 2 Dec 13

lonegull says...

What is going on a Crawley.
Youth set up is a shambles.
Good young manager sacked.
Coppell, who is a very decent man, resigns.
Something seriously wrong.
What is going on a Crawley. Youth set up is a shambles. Good young manager sacked. Coppell, who is a very decent man, resigns. Something seriously wrong. lonegull
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7:06pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Seventh Circle says...

Oh dear Crawley
You just shot yourselves in the foot.
You won't get anyone better than Coppell
Oh dear Crawley You just shot yourselves in the foot. You won't get anyone better than Coppell Seventh Circle
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10:09pm Mon 2 Dec 13

i luv my dog says...

Crawley in free fall.
Crawley in free fall. i luv my dog
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10:44pm Mon 2 Dec 13

the taffster says...

if I was Coppell I wouldn't want to work with john Gregory.....what has he done over the last 5 years....f.all,apart from taking 3 Israeli clubs down...what does he know about div1 and English football? he disrespected dick knght over the sale of gareth barry aswell...how can he be better than barker/Coppell? BIG MISTAKE....
if I was Coppell I wouldn't want to work with john Gregory.....what has he done over the last 5 years....f.all,apart from taking 3 Israeli clubs down...what does he know about div1 and English football? he disrespected dick knght over the sale of gareth barry aswell...how can he be better than barker/Coppell? BIG MISTAKE.... the taffster
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