|Old Boy Lowe Set to Join Staff|
Thursday, 12th May 2011 22:56
Former Blues striker David Lowe is set to join Paul Jewell’s coaching staff. Lowe, a player at Portman Road between 1988 and 1992, is currently the first team coach at League One Tranmere Rovers.
The Liverpudlian, who looks likely to run the reserves with his former team-mate Chris Kiwomya having left the club, was a member of Jewell’s backroom team at Wigan, where coached the youths and the reserves, and Derby, where he was academy manager.
Lowe was also briefly caretaker-boss at Pride Park after Jewell’s sacking and in his one game in charge led his side to a 1-0 Carling Cup semi-final first leg victory over Manchester United.
The 45-year-old joined the Blues from Wigan in June 1987 for a fee of £80,000 and was Town’s top scorer in 1987/88 when he scored 18 goals and again two years later when he netted on 13 occasions.
Overall, Lowe made 144 starts and 15 sub appearances while at Portman Road, scoring 45 times before moving to Leicester for £250,000 in July 1992, having spent much of the previous Second Division title-winning season on loan at Port Vale.
Lowe later returned to Wigan and also played at Wrexham and Rushden and Diamonds, then worked for the PFA, prior to joining up with his former Wigan team-mate Jewell on the Latics’ and Rams' staff.
After working part-time for Manchester United, Lowe took on his current role at Tranmere last August.
Lowe’s spell at Prenton Park means he will be very familiar with Rovers left-back Aaron Cresswell, who is understood to be on Paul Jewell’s summer wish-list.
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|51blue added 23:04 - May 12|
Welcome back David.
|howdonblue added 23:07 - May 12|
yes welcome back lowey
|MaySixth added 23:16 - May 12|
Welcome back David. Tremendous player for us and was a good signing from John Duncan (never thought I would say that)
|Hungry_Badger added 23:18 - May 12|
Nice to see the old players coming back, cant imagine any of the current squad coming back to work for the club again.
|martleshamitfc added 23:23 - May 12|
Nice one, great player, I strangely played against David as an 18yr old many moons ago up at Goodison Park, likewise always good to see the old players coming back.
|CanadianBlue added 23:25 - May 12|
Good to see PJ is gathering staff whom he knows and has succeeded with in the past. Even better than it's a former Blue :)
|pazelle added 23:59 - May 12|
100% record as manager? Give Jewell till Christmas!
|itfc1981 added 00:19 - May 13|
Lowe, Bullard, who's next Peter Beardsley!
Good appointment though.
|GeorgiDoundarov added 00:40 - May 13|
Another old favourite of mine. Sadly to replace Kiwomya.Welcome back David. Good luck and I wish you are a part of the future Premiership ITFC, a thing you didn't get the last time around
|Karlosfandangal added 06:42 - May 13|
So that was the signing that was close then, at last we have signed a striker who can score goals
Welcome back David
|DiamondGezzer added 07:03 - May 13|
A real blast from the past, welcome back . Looks like its all gradually falling into place. Shame about Chris Kiwomya all the same.
|rikksow added 07:04 - May 13|
Brilliant news. My favourite ever Town player.
|GermanTractorBoy added 07:37 - May 13|
Excellent, he is one of my all-time favourite players. Welcome back, Lowey!
|craigyboy10 added 08:07 - May 13|
Welcome back david ! I see he was at tranmere! we was linked with a left back from them? Maybe this deal is a done deal now?
|evansblue added 08:13 - May 13|
He was a great player for us. I remember painting a bed sheet with the words 'please stay lowe' for the last away game of the season at west brom as there were reports he was leaving. Welcome back and good luck
|WoodfordTim added 08:30 - May 13|
Feel sorry for Chris Kiwomya having to leave, but welcome back to David Lowe. Star player for us. However, his name reminds me of the John Duncan days - Aaaaargh!
Did someone on here say that Michael Own was spotted this week at Playford Road or were they having a laugh with us?
|suffolkpoker added 08:31 - May 13|
sounds a very good addidition to our staff, obv i like him being a town legend. i much prefer his CV to say Kiwomya. Well come back Lowey!
|WoodfordTim added 08:32 - May 13|
Spelling error above: should be Michael Owen
|robdaful added 08:52 - May 13|
1 -0 victory over Man U :)
|TrumptonBlue added 09:00 - May 13|
Hurray! One of my favourite players. His hair style's still the same as it was in 1988, you know.
|LollITFC added 09:19 - May 13|
David Lowe was my fav player of that period (bad as it was) .... welcome back :)
|DoobDude added 09:44 - May 13|
He's got no hair but we don't care, David, David Lowe
|marcusevans added 09:50 - May 13|
See today's Sun newspaper for a reported Town double bid for Billy Sharp and James Coppinger!
|DidcotBlue added 09:51 - May 13|
This is a good appointment, PJ has totally refreshed the club from Top 2 Bottom, Pollitt will come as Goalie Coach, bring on next season!
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