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Football: Ex-AFC Bournemouth star John Sainty keen on Verwood job

Bournemouth Echo: ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL: Southampton star Adam Lallana ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL: Southampton star Adam Lallana

THE talent spotter who brokered England international Adam Lallana’s move from Cherries to Southampton has revealed his desire for a shock return to management with Verwood Town.

Former Cherries forward John Sainty, 68, was a regular in the Division Four title-winning side of 1971 and went on to serve a multitude of professional and non-league clubs in coaching and management roles.

After scoring 20 goals in 118 league appearances at Dean Court, Sainty enjoyed playing spells with Mansfield Town and Aldershot before assisting John Bond at Norwich City and Manchester City.

He took the top job at Chester City in 1982 and briefly took charge of non-league clubs Glossop and Mossley before returning to the professional ranks with Stockport County as assistant manager to Danny Bergara and Dave Jones, following the latter to Southampton in 1997.

After switching to the role of Academy director at Saints, he snapped up Lallana from Cherries’ Centre of Excellence for a fee of £10,000 at the age of 12 in September 2000.

Sainty, who now lives in Verwood, also acted as chief scout towards the end of his five-year stint at St Mary’s before coaching at Lymington & New Milton and a year-long spell as head coach at Bemerton Heath Harlequins in the Wessex League nine seasons ago.

The former England schoolboy international has carried out work for the Press Association for the past five years, providing match analysis from Conference clubs Salisbury City and Aldershot Town.

And while the ex-Tottenham Hotspur apprentice, who still works full-time as a medical records officer, enjoys his role, he admits to missing the cut and thrust of competitive football with the Potters vacancy alerting his interest.

Sainty told the Daily Echo: “I live in Verwood but with various things, I don’t get to see as much football as I would like at that level.

“My weekend work keeps me involved to an extent but you get fed up after a while and if an opportunity comes along you always want to go for it.

“At my age, it’s not the kind of thing I’ll be looking to do in five years time so it would be nice to have a chat and see whether it might work for me and for Verwood.

"I have a wealth of experience to offer but we will have to see if that is what they’re after.”

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7:02pm Fri 28 Mar 14

matt68 says...

so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?
so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off? matt68
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7:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

matt68 wrote:
so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?
Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?[/p][/quote]Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on? Rotterdam
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7:54pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Deejaycee says...

Rotterdam wrote:
matt68 wrote:
so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?
Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?
Yes we do. It's 25% of any profit that Saints make above the £10k that they paid for him.
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?[/p][/quote]Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?[/p][/quote]Yes we do. It's 25% of any profit that Saints make above the £10k that they paid for him. Deejaycee
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11:23pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Rotterdam says...

Deejaycee wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
matt68 wrote:
so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?
Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?
Yes we do. It's 25% of any profit that Saints make above the £10k that they paid for him.
So given that Lallana was bound to move on somewhere, Sainty seems to have got a decent deal for us.

I always thought John Sainty was a much underrated midfielder when he played for us in the 70s
[quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?[/p][/quote]Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?[/p][/quote]Yes we do. It's 25% of any profit that Saints make above the £10k that they paid for him.[/p][/quote]So given that Lallana was bound to move on somewhere, Sainty seems to have got a decent deal for us. I always thought John Sainty was a much underrated midfielder when he played for us in the 70s Rotterdam
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9:18am Sat 29 Mar 14

Deejaycee says...

Rotterdam wrote:
Deejaycee wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
matt68 wrote:
so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?
Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?
Yes we do. It's 25% of any profit that Saints make above the £10k that they paid for him.
So given that Lallana was bound to move on somewhere, Sainty seems to have got a decent deal for us.

I always thought John Sainty was a much underrated midfielder when he played for us in the 70s
If you have a look at Wikipedia reference Adam Lallana, it sets out all the terms of his transfer from AFCB to Saints.
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deejaycee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: so basically he was responsible for poaching lalana from Bournemouth hardly something to be proud off?[/p][/quote]Don't we have a deal where we get a percentage when he is sold on?[/p][/quote]Yes we do. It's 25% of any profit that Saints make above the £10k that they paid for him.[/p][/quote]So given that Lallana was bound to move on somewhere, Sainty seems to have got a decent deal for us. I always thought John Sainty was a much underrated midfielder when he played for us in the 70s[/p][/quote]If you have a look at Wikipedia reference Adam Lallana, it sets out all the terms of his transfer from AFCB to Saints. Deejaycee
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12:38pm Sat 29 Mar 14

mark.s says...

Southampton's poaching of Lallana could turn out to be a much better deal for us than if they'd never noticed him. We'd only have sold him for a few hundred thousands around 4 year ago or something, because pre-Demin it's what we'd always be required to do.

Should Saints sell, he'll net us far, far more than a paltry few 100 k.

Although, I probably can't see Saints selling unless the fee was stupid, because they know they'd have to hand over millions to us which wouldn't sit well with them. They were reluctant enough to give us a nominal fee for Matt Patterson and had to be forced by the football league for gods sake.

Time will tell, personally I hope Lallana goes to the World Cup and is absolutely superb. Just least because it could net AFCB some cash, but also because it's fantastic to have a Bournemouth lad performing to such a high level. Good on him.
Southampton's poaching of Lallana could turn out to be a much better deal for us than if they'd never noticed him. We'd only have sold him for a few hundred thousands around 4 year ago or something, because pre-Demin it's what we'd always be required to do. Should Saints sell, he'll net us far, far more than a paltry few 100 k. Although, I probably can't see Saints selling unless the fee was stupid, because they know they'd have to hand over millions to us which wouldn't sit well with them. They were reluctant enough to give us a nominal fee for Matt Patterson and had to be forced by the football league for gods sake. Time will tell, personally I hope Lallana goes to the World Cup and is absolutely superb. Just least because it could net AFCB some cash, but also because it's fantastic to have a Bournemouth lad performing to such a high level. Good on him. mark.s
  • Score: 4

10:39am Sun 30 Mar 14

CC C-siders says...

Good to see a picture of him. Not bad for a 68-year old!
Good to see a picture of him. Not bad for a 68-year old! CC C-siders
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