Steve Round Joins Everton Today As Assistant Manager


News today that Steve Round will join David Moyes at Everton this morning as his new assistant manager.

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Steve Round – will join Everton today as Assistant Manager

The Newcastle Journal are reporting today that negotiations between the clubs last night thrashed out a compensation deal to allow Round to leave Newcastle United, and that has to be good news for both clubs, not to mention David Moyes and Steve himself.

Apparently Newcastle had a one year option with Round, whose contract ran out June 30th, so expected some compensation from Everton.

As we suggested yesterday, that didn’t take too long to sort out, and it seems to have been done quite amicably.

It will be a good opportunity for Steve, who is a top coach and well respected in the game, but it leaves another opening for another  coach to join Kevin and Chris Hughton at Newcastle.

We would expect Kevin to appoint a replacement for Round before the end of the week, so that he will be ready for action when our pre-season starts on Monday.

Moyes has been searching for a new assistant since Alan Irvine, another former Newcastle coach,  left last November to manage Preston North End.

Alan started his management career extremely well, taking Preston from second bottom in the Championship, when he took over, and had them in 15th position by the end of the season. We’ll be checking on Preston next season.

We wish Steve all the best at Everton, and look forward to an announcement soon of who his replacement will be at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • Marty

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #1

    I personally think this is tragic as he is one of the better english coaches n was doing a grt job but probably not what KK wants at the moment.
    Good luck in the future STEVE

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  • mad matty

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #2

    Aimar has signed 4 da toon!!!
    look on sky sports news on da t.v now!!!
    im so extatic!!!

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  • dougnufc

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #3

    OMG, matty r u serious?

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  • Nev

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #4

    f off mad matty … i have SSN on now. stop bullshiting everyone

    and id prefer terry mac to steve round … much better character to have round. whenever i saw round at matches he always looked a miserable bastard

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  • Leo

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #5

    mad matty ur lying

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  • Leo

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #6

    i think that newcastle are genious, we get say 1mil pounds compensation

    jonas buys his own contract out and we give him a signing on fee of 750k

    we are 250k up haha

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  • Nev

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #7

    no hes bullshitting

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  • Nev

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #8

    i prefer terry mac anyway …much more of a character, steve round always looked a misreble bastard when i saw him at games. cant beat that moustache anyway!

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  • Marc Hottiger

    Jul 3, 2008 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    he had me going for a minute.

    I want Aimar so bad.

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  • Nev

    Jul 3, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #10

    i rekon he will go evertone unfortunatly …. most of the spanish speaking players all want to liverpool at the minute

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  • mad matty

    Jul 3, 2008 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #11

    yh i am jokin soz lads
    just wanted 2 see how u wud react
    team next yr will be

    ————–given
    beye–taylor–feye–enrique
    jonas–gerimi–butt–n’zogbia
    ——–owen
    —————-martins/viduka

    i bet i wont luk much different thn this
    i feel tht our gk is fine same with da back 4, midfield i feel tht we sud get gerimi out n bring in a creative midfielder whos FAST!
    owen is fine n martins or viduka is fine

    we just need sum faster players cuz thts wat its about these days

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