Ceddy turns down offer
Wolves this afternoon appointed Kenny Jackett as Head Coach. It’s about the most sensible decision to come out of the Molineux boardroom for some time although I will be interested to see how Jackett works with Head of Football Development and Recruitment Kevin Thelwell and fan’s public enemy No.1 Jez Moxey.
Millwall’s search continues with St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas the bookies favourite and it must have been a bloody big ladder that Brighton walked under as their woes don’t seem to be ending any time soon.
On the Charlton front I wasn’t surprised to see Ceddy Evina turn down the offer a one-year contract. I think he is a more than capable Championship player but Powell didn’t trust him enough last season for me, and clearly he needs a bigger challenge and a little more security than spending another season as Wiggins back-up.
A combination of Financial Fair Play and Powell’s budget restraints meant that Ceddy, like Dervite were never likely to get anymore than a one-year deal. Squads are so fluid these days that no manager or chairman wants a player on the books on a 3 or 4 year contract unless they have value, current or potential.
I feel sorry for Ceddy and the 21-year old has not had easiest of career paths so far despite good pedigree. However I think he has the talent to make it in England and I hope he does.
So talking of which, Callum Harriott’s new 3-year deal is very encouraging and like others I really hope we can see at least one of the current Development Squad crop break through next season. With Evina probably gone one would hope Morgan Fox can become a 1st team squad fixture.
35-year old Andy Hughes has also signed another year and intends to use the time to study further for his obvious next career of coaching.
Hughes was very influential both on and off the pitch last season and I am sure provides an important communication and mentoring role for Powell and Dyer as well as Nathan Jones and Paul Hart.