Vital Football

Latest Leicester City News

Chairman's hint to MoM Kelly

Chairman's hint to MoM Kelly

News of Rob Kelly's Coca-Cola Championship manager of the month award for March brought a ringing endorsement from his chairman and the strongest hint yet that Kelly will soon be offered a long-term contract.

Said chairman Jim McCahill after the announcement: 'The club's impressive run has not only lifted the spirits of everyone connected with Leicester City but confirmed to the board, Rob's genuine managerial qualities and desire to succeed.'

Being named Manager of the Month for March was City's first such award this season.

Kelly, presently manager until the end of the season, beat off competition from Terry Westley of Derby County, Millwall's David Tuttle and Paul Sturrock of Sheffield Wednesday.

The panel which made the award comprised Sky Sports soccer pundit Chris Kamara, former World Cup referee Jack Taylor, and John Barnwell, chief executive of the League managers association.

Leicester have been unbeaten during March, winning three matches and drawing at home to runaway League leaders Reading.

Kelly said afterwards: 'I am thrilled for everyone at the club because it has been a real team effort. It is recognition for the hard work the players, staff and supporters have put in to help us improve our situation.'

The Foxes are now 11 points clear of the Championship relegation zone with six games remaining this term having collected an impressive 21 from 30 points since Kelly took over as manager at the end of January.

Chairman Jim McCahill added: 'Rob and his team have gone a long way to easing our relegation concerns and we are now within touching distance of Championship survival.

'On behalf of the board, I'd like to congratulate him for that.'

Click Club Forums, click 100% football for fans chat. Click Vital Links, click Football Leagues for other club sites.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday March 30 2006
Time: 1:15PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leicester City Articles

Trio Could Be Missing - Shakespeare

Manager Craig Shakespeare has confirmed that Danny Drinkwater and Vicente Iborra will both be missing for the Brighton clash, and we could be without Kelechi Iheanacho...

Vital Premier League Preview - 19th-21st August 2017

The 2017-18 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend, 19th-21st August.

Attacking Options Delight Shakespeare

Manager Craig Shakespeare has said he's delighted with the attacking options we have available to Leicester as we go into the game against Brighton this weekend.

Premier League Cup Draw - U23s

The draw for the 32 team Premier League Cup took place earlier this afternoon and there are a few significant Midland derby clashes this year.

Archived Vital Leicester Articles

Vital Leicester articles from

Site Journalists

SvensAmbition
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Leicester City v Brighton and Hove Albion
Suggested By:
Leicester win100%
Brighton win0%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leicester City Results (view all)

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football