Leicester City - Kamara criticism 'outrageous'
UK time is: 01:01:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Kamara criticism 'outrageous'

Leicester City Chief Executive Officer Tim Davies has responded angrily to criticism of the club's procedures in trying to find a manager.

Former manager Chris Kamara, writing for Sky Sports.com in an article headlined 'Foxes Hunt is a disgrace' said what Leicester did was 'shocking' and that they had 'gone about things in a completely wrong way'.

But it was the middle one of three paragraphs of his column which particularly incensed the Leicester chief...

Kamara wrote:

'If you need a manager, you do not ask Burnley for permission to speak to Steve Cotterill, then ask QPR if it's OK to speak to Ian Holloway and then go to Luton to see if you can speak to Mike Newell.

'You have a board meeting, you single out your preferred target and then you make your approach to the football club. or to the manager's agent.

'Of course, you have a plan B and even plan C in place in case the one you want doesn't come off, but you do not go and sound out all three clubs about talking to their managers.

But Mr Davies responded in an email to a Foxestalk poster:

'I think it is outrageous - he is telling us to make illegal approaches - we have followed all guidelines/FA regulations - all jobs have a shortlist for a job of such importance - also we have not once commented publicly. It has been done by clubs themselves.

'Perhaps Chris does not have full facts.'

Fans have been vehement on various Leicester City websites in their condemnation of the article.

Click Club Forums, click 100% football for fans chat. Posters can now win monthly prizes for their contributions.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday February 10 2006

Time: 1:44PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Usually it is done with the club choosing their top choice for manager ,then interviewing him, before asking to speak to other candidates. I guess Kamara's angry with City cos the way its been done has contributed to Holloway losing his job.
fizzypooptour
Report Abuse
10/02/2006 13:51:00

I find it hard to believe that anyone with any knowledge of football could write such an article like "Foxes hunt is a disgrace" then I realised the man in question was Chris Kamara. Blissfully unaware of the facts Chris accuses Leicester of ruining Ian Holloway's Q.P.R life despite the fact that is was Mr Holloway who approached his own board to ask permission to speak to Leicester. He has criticised their approach despite the fact that the problem lies with speculation and leaked information, that causes the problem, not the approach. How does Chris want it to be done then? Leicester drive around to the club they want and bundle their managerial target into the back of a white van. At the end of the day if a manager wants to go he will if not he won't, it really is quite simple and isn't that they way every club has gone about getting a manager for some time now. I'm not saying it's the correct way but singling out a team for it is wrong, biased, offensive and rude and Chris is the one who should be ashamed of himself for stirring it up and damaging the name of football even further. I for one half lost that last ounce of respect I had for Chris, it's a shame cause for comedy value there's none better at pitch side reports, however when it comes to the serious stuff he should really let someone else do it, for the good of football.
arnie141
Report Abuse
10/02/2006 14:21:00

Well none of us really whats happened, not the fans or Kamara. Only the people involved know, maybe City approached Holloway maybe it was vice versa. Kamara clearly believes it was City who approached Holloway and suggested he was their main target, but it seems cos the fans weren't hot on him the club have now abandoned the chase for him.
koop
Report Abuse
10/02/2006 14:58:00

"Chris Kamara - stick to comedy falling over and soul-glo. keep out of our club, your knowledge is poor and your judgement is worse than your hairdressers'. "
nobby
Report Abuse
10/02/2006 17:04:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Friendly - Burton 1-2 Leicester (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Schmeichel Up For UEFA Gong (Monday July 27 2015)

Friendly - Mansfield 1-1 Leicester (Saturday July 25 2015)

Hamer Makes Forest Move (Saturday July 25 2015)

Vardy & Schmeichel Talk 2015-16 (Friday July 24 2015)

Ranieri Impressed By Okazaki (Friday July 24 2015)

Friendly - Lincoln 1-3 Leicester (Tuesday July 21 2015)

Ranieri On Fantastic Group (Tuesday July 21 2015)

Cambiasso To Depart Leicester (Tuesday July 21 2015)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Double Woodman Exit? Freddie Loan Confirmed
Newcastle : 29/07/2015 20:51:00
Wisdom Signs as Miquel Departs
Norwich : 29/07/2015 20:06:01
Chester Completes Move - No Diaby
WBA : 29/07/2015 19:39:01
Friendly - Walsall 0-2 Albion
WBA : 29/07/2015 19:31:01
Bilic Admits Song Interest Burns Bright
West Ham : 29/07/2015 19:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

QPR MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Schmeichel 7%
Wasilewski 2%
Huth 2%
Morgan 1%
Albrighton 10%
Cambiasso 60%
King 1%
Schlupp 4%
Mahrez 2%
Ulloa 4%
Vardy 4%
Sub - De Laet 1%
Sub - Kramaric 2%
Sub - Kramaric 0%