Darren Purse applies for Oxford United job

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Darren Purse has become the latest former Oxford United player to apply for the vacant manager's position.

The 36-year-old's CV has been sent into the club, joining ex-U's Dean Windass and David Rush, who wants to be considered for a coaching role, in the process.

Purse has his UEFA 'A' licence and is studying for a Diploma of Football Management at St George's Park in Burton.

The centre back joined Calor League Premier Division side Chesham United last month after a spell playing in Finland with IFK Mariehamn.

Purse made 72 appearances for United before moving to Birmingham City in a £700,000 deal in February 1998.

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8:24am Tue 4 Feb 14

Manor Born says...

If his managerial career is anything like his playing career, he'll make at least one mistake a game that will prove costly.
If his managerial career is anything like his playing career, he'll make at least one mistake a game that will prove costly. Manor Born

9:42am Tue 4 Feb 14

BigAlBiker says...

Manor Born wrote:
If his managerial career is anything like his playing career, he'll make at least one mistake a game that will prove costly.
Yup, not enough experience i reckon.

Move on Mr Chairman.
[quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: If his managerial career is anything like his playing career, he'll make at least one mistake a game that will prove costly.[/p][/quote]Yup, not enough experience i reckon. Move on Mr Chairman. BigAlBiker

10:22am Tue 4 Feb 14

hammerthebarstewards says...

United need to think bigger - Go for the Likes of Martin Jol! Ok he may be expensive and may of course not be interested in Oxford United but if they do not ask they will not get and IF United really are going places then it is absolutely of no possible good looking at the likes of Purse, Windass or Rush. Time to get someone who has been there and done something at or very near to the TOP!
United need to think bigger - Go for the Likes of Martin Jol! Ok he may be expensive and may of course not be interested in Oxford United but if they do not ask they will not get and IF United really are going places then it is absolutely of no possible good looking at the likes of Purse, Windass or Rush. Time to get someone who has been there and done something at or very near to the TOP! hammerthebarstewards

11:30am Tue 4 Feb 14

cheekychap72 says...

hammerthebarstewards wrote:
United need to think bigger - Go for the Likes of Martin Jol! Ok he may be expensive and may of course not be interested in Oxford United but if they do not ask they will not get and IF United really are going places then it is absolutely of no possible good looking at the likes of Purse, Windass or Rush. Time to get someone who has been there and done something at or very near to the TOP!
Lol thought it was Aprils fools day where are Oxford united going to get the money to pay for that quality of manager
[quote][p][bold]hammerthebarstewards[/bold] wrote: United need to think bigger - Go for the Likes of Martin Jol! Ok he may be expensive and may of course not be interested in Oxford United but if they do not ask they will not get and IF United really are going places then it is absolutely of no possible good looking at the likes of Purse, Windass or Rush. Time to get someone who has been there and done something at or very near to the TOP![/p][/quote]Lol thought it was Aprils fools day where are Oxford united going to get the money to pay for that quality of manager cheekychap72

12:16pm Tue 4 Feb 14

BigAlBiker says...

Why not break the back and go for the "special one" who masterminded the win at the Ethihad last night :-)
Why not break the back and go for the "special one" who masterminded the win at the Ethihad last night :-) BigAlBiker

12:47pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Dolly76 says...

I think it's clear the chairman is taking a sensible approach here. Mickey is more than capable of holding the fort until a appointment is made. It's a big decision. I'd personally like to see a young manager (with a bit of experience) come in and look for the appointment to be for 5 year on like Wilder. Who had heard of him before he joined us? Their certainly won't be a big name appointment, we have to be realistic.
Preferably someone no more than 45 who has played at a decent level which contact and so on and who is a good coach. The Chairman is also appears to be looking for whoever it is to really buy into the development squad and bring players through.
I think it's clear the chairman is taking a sensible approach here. Mickey is more than capable of holding the fort until a appointment is made. It's a big decision. I'd personally like to see a young manager (with a bit of experience) come in and look for the appointment to be for 5 year on like Wilder. Who had heard of him before he joined us? Their certainly won't be a big name appointment, we have to be realistic. Preferably someone no more than 45 who has played at a decent level which contact and so on and who is a good coach. The Chairman is also appears to be looking for whoever it is to really buy into the development squad and bring players through. Dolly76

12:55pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Manor Born says...

Seem to recall the bumpkins from down the road having quite a bit of success when they appointed a previously untried manager on a couple of occasions.

So there is no harm in appointing someone new to management as long as there is the support for them in the form of an experienced head alongside them.

Whilst it is nice to see ex-players putting themselves forward for the job, it is not a route I particularly want to see us going down - past experience has proven disappointing. The only exceptions to that would be ex-players with experience of taking clubs forward and there aren't too many of them available at the moment. And the only notable ones I can think of are Brian McDermott and David Penney - can't see either of them wanting the job.
Seem to recall the bumpkins from down the road having quite a bit of success when they appointed a previously untried manager on a couple of occasions. So there is no harm in appointing someone new to management as long as there is the support for them in the form of an experienced head alongside them. Whilst it is nice to see ex-players putting themselves forward for the job, it is not a route I particularly want to see us going down - past experience has proven disappointing. The only exceptions to that would be ex-players with experience of taking clubs forward and there aren't too many of them available at the moment. And the only notable ones I can think of are Brian McDermott and David Penney - can't see either of them wanting the job. Manor Born

1:18pm Tue 4 Feb 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

Manor Born wrote:
Seem to recall the bumpkins from down the road having quite a bit of success when they appointed a previously untried manager on a couple of occasions. So there is no harm in appointing someone new to management as long as there is the support for them in the form of an experienced head alongside them. Whilst it is nice to see ex-players putting themselves forward for the job, it is not a route I particularly want to see us going down - past experience has proven disappointing. The only exceptions to that would be ex-players with experience of taking clubs forward and there aren't too many of them available at the moment. And the only notable ones I can think of are Brian McDermott and David Penney - can't see either of them wanting the job.
the lot from down the road also put themselfs ino a financial mess at the same time. High profile names will want to rip the team apart and spend spend spend!!
[quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: Seem to recall the bumpkins from down the road having quite a bit of success when they appointed a previously untried manager on a couple of occasions. So there is no harm in appointing someone new to management as long as there is the support for them in the form of an experienced head alongside them. Whilst it is nice to see ex-players putting themselves forward for the job, it is not a route I particularly want to see us going down - past experience has proven disappointing. The only exceptions to that would be ex-players with experience of taking clubs forward and there aren't too many of them available at the moment. And the only notable ones I can think of are Brian McDermott and David Penney - can't see either of them wanting the job.[/p][/quote]the lot from down the road also put themselfs ino a financial mess at the same time. High profile names will want to rip the team apart and spend spend spend!! EastIlsleyyellow

1:22pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Doctor69 says...

hammerthebarstewards wrote:
United need to think bigger - Go for the Likes of Martin Jol! Ok he may be expensive and may of course not be interested in Oxford United but if they do not ask they will not get and IF United really are going places then it is absolutely of no possible good looking at the likes of Purse, Windass or Rush. Time to get someone who has been there and done something at or very near to the TOP!
That Scottish chap who used to manage Man Utd is currently out of work, maybe he is bored of retirement and fancies a challenge?!
[quote][p][bold]hammerthebarstewards[/bold] wrote: United need to think bigger - Go for the Likes of Martin Jol! Ok he may be expensive and may of course not be interested in Oxford United but if they do not ask they will not get and IF United really are going places then it is absolutely of no possible good looking at the likes of Purse, Windass or Rush. Time to get someone who has been there and done something at or very near to the TOP![/p][/quote]That Scottish chap who used to manage Man Utd is currently out of work, maybe he is bored of retirement and fancies a challenge?! Doctor69

2:08pm Tue 4 Feb 14

remberingthe80s says...

word has it as james beattie
word has it as james beattie remberingthe80s

2:37pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Richard Wickson says...

remberingthe80s wrote:
word has it as james beattie
He will be used to working on a very small budget and when I saw them last they played attractive passing football, when all our defenders are fit we could play the same way in front of what is a decent defence, apart from the odd lapse at set pieces. There are worse choices out there, although there are better ones, but I wouldn't complain if he did get the job, at least he could score goals.
[quote][p][bold]remberingthe80s[/bold] wrote: word has it as james beattie[/p][/quote]He will be used to working on a very small budget and when I saw them last they played attractive passing football, when all our defenders are fit we could play the same way in front of what is a decent defence, apart from the odd lapse at set pieces. There are worse choices out there, although there are better ones, but I wouldn't complain if he did get the job, at least he could score goals. Richard Wickson

3:25pm Tue 4 Feb 14

wayoutwest says...

Richard Wickson wrote:
remberingthe80s wrote: word has it as james beattie
He will be used to working on a very small budget and when I saw them last they played attractive passing football, when all our defenders are fit we could play the same way in front of what is a decent defence, apart from the odd lapse at set pieces. There are worse choices out there, although there are better ones, but I wouldn't complain if he did get the job, at least he could score goals.
As I understand it he is less qualified than Purse currently, sure I remember reading that he had been appointed at Accrington without having any of the requisite qualifications - decent CF in his day though!
[quote][p][bold]Richard Wickson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]remberingthe80s[/bold] wrote: word has it as james beattie[/p][/quote]He will be used to working on a very small budget and when I saw them last they played attractive passing football, when all our defenders are fit we could play the same way in front of what is a decent defence, apart from the odd lapse at set pieces. There are worse choices out there, although there are better ones, but I wouldn't complain if he did get the job, at least he could score goals.[/p][/quote]As I understand it he is less qualified than Purse currently, sure I remember reading that he had been appointed at Accrington without having any of the requisite qualifications - decent CF in his day though! wayoutwest

3:53pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Dolly76 says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Why not break the back and go for the "special one" who masterminded the win at the Ethihad last night :-)
According to Mourinho, the masseur did the team talk, maybe we should interview him :-)
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Why not break the back and go for the "special one" who masterminded the win at the Ethihad last night :-)[/p][/quote]According to Mourinho, the masseur did the team talk, maybe we should interview him :-) Dolly76

9:39am Wed 5 Feb 14

Brenda Jackson says...

We need a manager who is, Keen.
We need a manager who is, Keen. Brenda Jackson

11:04am Wed 5 Feb 14

downsview says...

Sean Driscoll just what OUFC need
Sean Driscoll just what OUFC need downsview

8:51pm Thu 6 Feb 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

Name guessing is fun...but the fact is, we have no idea.

Can't see that any of the aforementioned ex-Oxford players will get the job, though Purse would be an interesting one. Think he might be better placed for an assistant role - though it seems new manager will inherit the current crop of staff....
Name guessing is fun...but the fact is, we have no idea. Can't see that any of the aforementioned ex-Oxford players will get the job, though Purse would be an interesting one. Think he might be better placed for an assistant role - though it seems new manager will inherit the current crop of staff.... BenkiuGuasu

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