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McCall Joins Colchester
Wednesday, 10th Sep 2014 08:00

Former Town chief scout Steve McCall has joined Colchester United in a similar role. As previously reported, McCall, 53, left Portman Road after 13 years on the staff at the end of June and has now been appointed head of senior scouting at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

New U’s manager Tony Humes said: "I've known Steve a long time, ever since I was 16. He's obviously vastly experienced in the game.

"He recently left his position at Ipswich and it was an opportunity for us to bring him here.”

McCall, who had been scouting part-time for Carlisle since leaving the Blues, replaces long-serving Colchester chief scout Brian Owen, 69, who was previously a coach at Portman Road during Sir Bobby Robson’s time as manager.

"Brian was very good and he understands the situation,” Humes added. "He's been in the game a long time and he knows how it works.

"We do appreciate the good job that Brian has done here and I'd like to thank him for his efforts.”

McCall, a member of Robson’s 1981 UEFA Cup-winning side, and former Blues centre-half and academy manager Humes are far from the only members of the Colchester staff with Ipswich connections.

Assistant manager Richard Hall was a Town supporter as a boy, was with the Blues’ youth set-up early in his career and coached at the academy.

The League One side’s academy staff includes ex-Blues John McGreal, Wayne Brown and Fabian Wilnis, as well as Sean Thacker, who also previously worked at Playford Road.

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Steve70 added 09:57 - Sep 10
I always thought Steve would have been given the chance to manage Town over the past few years. MM likes his own staff , but im sure Steve would have found a quaility midfielder by now !!

Michael11 added 11:27 - Sep 10
The likes of McGreal, Wilnis, Venus etc should be part of our set up. Don't understand what people such as Mark Kennedy ever did for us as a player or since being appointed U21 to keep his job anyway.

Slambo added 13:00 - Sep 10
He looks like bloody Richard Scudamore...

bluemikey100 added 13:34 - Sep 10
would like to see them on our staff but getting to sentimental i wud want mick mills next lol

masetheace added 14:11 - Sep 10
They are welcome to him . Fine as a player but thatd all

Popeye added 14:36 - Sep 10
You only have to look at some of the signings made during his time at Town to know that he wasn't a very good scout!,

blueboy1981 added 20:10 - Sep 10
Great move for Colchester - hope their fans realise what they have gained.

blueboy1981 added 20:13 - Sep 10
....... some of the posters on here disgust me - obviously very limited knowledge of the game they comment on.

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