Word on the street is that Alex Dyer is expected to become Chris Powell’s assistant manager next week. According to CP he has 3 or 4 names in the frame.
Dyer played 3 seasons for us in the early 90’s. Signed by Lennie Lawrence for £100,000 from Palarse he predominately played up front for us and scored 13 goals, including a couple of crackers. One I remember at home to Bristol City. But mostly my brother and I thought he was useless, but I suppose looking back we have had many worse.
Dyer did go on to have a long and decent career, appearing in almost 500 games and played well into his late 30’s but by then he had converted to a defender.
He is currently reserve team boss at West Ham, with a reputation for being er, nice. We shall wait and see what Chris Powell decides.
Talking of assistant managers, I can’t make my mind up about Lennie Lawrence’s decision to go back to Selhurst Park to be Dougie Freedman’s number two. At least he won’t have found Selhurst would have changed much, although the floodlights may now work. I will always hold Sir Lennie in high esteem. I used to have a beer with him in the Catford Cricket Club, and he is about as normal as you can get. He lives in Bromley and at 63 I can see the advantage of working near home. Just it will be a shame for him to end his career with a relegation to Division 3 blotting his copybook!