Tuesday, September 16, 2008

ကာလရွည္ၾကာလက္တဲြျပီးမွ လမ္းခဲြခဲ့တဲ့ CLARKE

Chelsea Football Club can confirm that a compensation package has been agreed with West Ham United for the transfer of assistant first team coach Steve Clarke. The details of the package will remain confidential.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Steve for his many years of loyal service to the club, and wish him the very best in his new position at West Ham.

His departure ends an association with the club that began over 21 years ago and apart from a short spell as a coach at Newcastle, has been continuous.

He worked under the last 10 Chelsea managers, either as player, scout, coach, assistant manager or first team coach

He worked under the last 10 Chelsea managers, either as player, scout, coach, assistant manager or first team coach

He was promoted from youth team coach to assistant manager when José Mourinho arrived in 2004, helping the new management team with his vast knowledge of both the Premier League and the club.

An assistant role continued under Avram Grant with Clarke playing a major part in a season that culminated with an appearance in the Champions League Final.

He had first arrived at Stamford Bridge in 1987, joining Chelsea as a player from the Scottish League, and he progressed to become the fifth highest appearance maker in the club's history, mostly at right-back but in later seasons in central defence.

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Voted Player of the Year in 1994, Steve's loyalty throughout some tough years was rewarded during his final seasons as a player when he won the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. He was also a Scottish international.

The 1998 Cup Winners' Cup Final against Stuttgart was Steve's last game for Chelsea as early the next season he took up a coaching position with former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit at Newcastle United.

When Gullit left Newcastle, Steve stayed on at St James' Park as caretaker manager before working under Bobby Robson until leaving in 2000.

He came back to Stamford Bridge, originally accepting a scouting post before he was soon promoted to the youth team job which he held until the arrival of Mourinho.

Working out of the spotlight, he played a major role in the collection of six pieces of silverware won since 2004.

Steve Clarke will forever be a true Chelsea legend.

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