Former U's boss Ward returns to Bristol Rovers

Gazette: New challenge - John Ward has been appointed as Bristol Rovers' new manager, less than three months after he was relieved of his duties as Colchester United boss. New challenge - John Ward has been appointed as Bristol Rovers' new manager, less than three months after he was relieved of his duties as Colchester United boss.

Former Colchester United manager John Ward is back in football at Bristol Rovers.

Ward, 61, who was dismissed as U's boss in September after more than two years in charge at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, has agreed a contract with the Pirates until the end of the season.

Ward returns to the club for a second spell, having managed them between 1993 and 1996 and led them to the division two play-off final at Wembley in 1995, where they lost to Huddersfield.

Rovers currently lie 23rd in League Two, a point away from safety.

 

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5:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Mr Honest says...

Conference football awaits Rovers now. Nice bloke but poor Manager. Football has changed since he started out. Yet another failed manager that walks into another job.
Conference football awaits Rovers now. Nice bloke but poor Manager. Football has changed since he started out. Yet another failed manager that walks into another job. Mr Honest
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5:27pm Mon 17 Dec 12

super waluigi says...

Well I wish John ward and Bristol rovers good luck in their quest to stay in the league. He performed miracles keeping little colchester in league 1 for so long. I am glad Bristol rvrs have recognised this.
Well I wish John ward and Bristol rovers good luck in their quest to stay in the league. He performed miracles keeping little colchester in league 1 for so long. I am glad Bristol rvrs have recognised this. super waluigi
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5:28pm Mon 17 Dec 12

crazy comments says...

Glad to see your back in work John. Dont forget come January,if you want any aditional players,I know a club you can have a free choice from. Good luck at Rovers, and if you do really well,then there is a chance we might be seing you again next season.
Glad to see your back in work John. Dont forget come January,if you want any aditional players,I know a club you can have a free choice from. Good luck at Rovers, and if you do really well,then there is a chance we might be seing you again next season. crazy comments
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11:09pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Boris says...

Agree with super and crazy. Nice photo of him, by the way.
Almost all managers fail in the end. Then they get sacked and in most cases get new jobs, where sometimes they are successful. Let's hope it works out that way for JW.
Agree with super and crazy. Nice photo of him, by the way. Almost all managers fail in the end. Then they get sacked and in most cases get new jobs, where sometimes they are successful. Let's hope it works out that way for JW. Boris
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1:04pm Tue 18 Dec 12

totallyfootball says...

Conference is his level so the dream might come true?
Conference is his level so the dream might come true? totallyfootball
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9:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Bampotonian says...

Could have seen him as the senior figure at Plymouth (an old hand alongside a younger manager). Not sure why this didn't come off. But let's hope his return to Bristol works out better than their previous managers...
Could have seen him as the senior figure at Plymouth (an old hand alongside a younger manager). Not sure why this didn't come off. But let's hope his return to Bristol works out better than their previous managers... Bampotonian
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