Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Ned Left?

Ned Left?


Rumours are circulating that newly appointed Assistant manager, Ned Kelly has left Walsall today after less than 2 weeks in his position.

He is set to return to Nottingham Forest Billy Davies.

Following Ned's 5 year spell with the Saddlers in the early 80's Ned scored 63 goals in 147 appearances and has always been regarded as a Walsall legend.

He was the clubs top scorer in 1986/87 with 26 League and Cup goals, and again the following year when he notched 30 goals in all competitions. West Ham United paid £600,000 for his services in 1988. Ned went onto play for Leicester, Newcastle, Wolves, Sunderland, Tranmere and Sheffield United. During his career Ned scored 194 goals in 606 games. Ned also accumulated over £3m in transfer fees, making him one of the most succesful players to come through the ranks here at The Banks's Stadium.

Obviously great former players dont make great coaches, as we have found out recently. 'Ned' however has a great coaching pedigree. He had followed Billy Davies to most clubs including Sheffield United, Preston, Derby and more recently Nottingham Forest.

Ned is contracted to Walsall until the end of the season so compensation will be required before he leaves.

Walsall will now be on the lookout for assistant manager number 3 following O'Kelly and Kelly's departures.



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

Writer:Vital Walsall
Date:Thursday February 7 2013
Time: 11:20AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Walsall Articles

Fans Favourite On The Mend

Fans favourite and player of the season contender gives his update on his injury

Spirited Saddlers Lose Again - Strikers Are An Embarrassment

Highlights of yesterday's defeat to Scunthorpe as we edge closer to the relegation places

Massive Weekend Ahead In League 1 Survival Race

We look ahead to this weekends fixtures and the next few weeks in our battle for survival.

Bad Omen Referee In The Middle Tomorrow

David Webb is the man in the middle and the Saddlers dont have a great record when he has officiated our games.

Walsall Archived Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Vital Walsall
Editor email
Profile
TP1992
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Will Walsall Stay Up?
Suggested By:
Yes68%
No32%
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures

Write for Vital Football