AFC Bournemouth: Cherries coach Hargreaves linked with Northampton job

Bournemouth Echo: IN HIS PLAYING DAYS: Chris Hargreaves IN HIS PLAYING DAYS: Chris Hargreaves

CHERRIES’ first-team coach Chris Hargreaves is understood to be a contender to fill the vacant manager’s post at his former club Northampton.

Hargreaves was a popular figure at the Sixfields Stadium when he made more than 150 appearances for the Cobblers between 2000 and 2004.

The 41-year-old is one of a number of possible candidates in the frame to replace Aidy Boothroyd who was sacked at the weekend.

Boothroyd was axed following a 4-1 home defeat by Wycombe, a result which left the Cobblers rooted to the foot of the Football League. Hargreaves, Northampton’s player of the year in 2001-02, is believed to have admirers on the club’s board, including chairman David Cardoza.

He joined Cherries in July 2012 and headed up the club’s newly-formed development squad under previous bosses Paul Groves and Shaun Brooks.

Hargreaves was promoted to the first-team staff by Eddie Howe during a reshuffle which saw Stephen Purches handed a player-coach role.

Earlier this season, Hargreaves was linked with Torquay, another of his former clubs, when boss Alan Knill came under pressure during a poor run.

Hargreaves captained the Gulls when they returned to the Football League in 2009, netting in their Conference play-off final victory over Cambridge at Wembley.

In 2011, Hargreaves brought out a book entitled Where’s Your Caravan?, an enlightening account of a career spent mostly in the lower leagues which saw him serve no fewer than 10 clubs.

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2:01pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

If chris leaves good luck to him I think that we should call stephen purches up to first team coach and allow paul groves to do development squad
If chris leaves good luck to him I think that we should call stephen purches up to first team coach and allow paul groves to do development squad Afcbives

2:01pm Tue 24 Dec 13

ASM says...

hope we don't lose him as we are doing great. If he does go I hope he takes some of our players on loan to get them playing again
hope we don't lose him as we are doing great. If he does go I hope he takes some of our players on loan to get them playing again ASM

4:15pm Tue 24 Dec 13

swanagecherrie says...

They can have Paul groves if they want........ Pleaseeeeeeeeeee
They can have Paul groves if they want........ Pleaseeeeeeeeeee swanagecherrie

5:14pm Tue 24 Dec 13

smhinto says...

I would imgine that the Norhampton job is like a poisened chalice i.e. nobody wants it as one is likely to sink with them.
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It is a job that no one wants.
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Stay away if Chris Hargreaves had any sense..
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Regards
I would imgine that the Norhampton job is like a poisened chalice i.e. nobody wants it as one is likely to sink with them. . It is a job that no one wants. . Stay away if Chris Hargreaves had any sense.. . Regards smhinto

6:45pm Tue 24 Dec 13

dekayedcherry says...

For once I have to agree with Smhinto that the Northampton job maybe a poisened chalice. Good luck to Chris Hargreaves if he is in contention but if Aidy Boothroyd who not so long back was spoken in the same terms as EddieHowe as one of the country's brightest young managers could not reserect "The Cobblers" fortunes then it will be a very tough job to stop them dropping into the conference. Personally I would rather Dumb &Dumber got the job so we can get Joe Roach back and get our youth back on track.
Unless CH has applied for the job I suspect it's tabloid talk !!!.
For once I have to agree with Smhinto that the Northampton job maybe a poisened chalice. Good luck to Chris Hargreaves if he is in contention but if Aidy Boothroyd who not so long back was spoken in the same terms as EddieHowe as one of the country's brightest young managers could not reserect "The Cobblers" fortunes then it will be a very tough job to stop them dropping into the conference. Personally I would rather Dumb &Dumber got the job so we can get Joe Roach back and get our youth back on track. Unless CH has applied for the job I suspect it's tabloid talk !!!. dekayedcherry

8:47pm Tue 24 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

swanagecherrie wrote:
They can have Paul groves if they want........ Pleaseeeeeeeeeee
Na, send him to Poole with Mitchell
[quote][p][bold]swanagecherrie[/bold] wrote: They can have Paul groves if they want........ Pleaseeeeeeeeeee[/p][/quote]Na, send him to Poole with Mitchell holdinkæft

7:20pm Wed 25 Dec 13

O'Reilly says...

Don't touch it with a bargepole my son.....The Cobblers haven't had a decent manager since Dave Bowen in the early 60's....who by the way should have been the Arsenal manager instead of that plonker Billy Wright. He managed to secure Cliff Holton from Watford....still the Club leading goalscorer to this day....anyway.LOL..s
hminto should be telling you all this. MC
Don't touch it with a bargepole my son.....The Cobblers haven't had a decent manager since Dave Bowen in the early 60's....who by the way should have been the Arsenal manager instead of that plonker Billy Wright. He managed to secure Cliff Holton from Watford....still the Club leading goalscorer to this day....anyway.LOL..s hminto should be telling you all this. MC O'Reilly

9:31pm Wed 25 Dec 13

raybren says...

O'Reilly wrote:
Don't touch it with a bargepole my son.....The Cobblers haven't had a decent manager since Dave Bowen in the early 60's....who by the way should have been the Arsenal manager instead of that plonker Billy Wright. He managed to secure Cliff Holton from Watford....still the Club leading goalscorer to this day....anyway.LOL..s

hminto should be telling you all this. MC
Talking of Billy Wright , when we beat the mighty Wolves at Molineux in the great cup run of 56/57 , I was a little boy ( aaah ! ) . My dad was a good friend of the Cherries Brian Bedford who , after the game , took my autograph book into the Wolves dressing room . None other than the great Billy told him to .... off ! Great sportsman .
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: Don't touch it with a bargepole my son.....The Cobblers haven't had a decent manager since Dave Bowen in the early 60's....who by the way should have been the Arsenal manager instead of that plonker Billy Wright. He managed to secure Cliff Holton from Watford....still the Club leading goalscorer to this day....anyway.LOL..s hminto should be telling you all this. MC[/p][/quote]Talking of Billy Wright , when we beat the mighty Wolves at Molineux in the great cup run of 56/57 , I was a little boy ( aaah ! ) . My dad was a good friend of the Cherries Brian Bedford who , after the game , took my autograph book into the Wolves dressing room . None other than the great Billy told him to .... off ! Great sportsman . raybren

10:07pm Wed 25 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
O'Reilly wrote:
Don't touch it with a bargepole my son.....The Cobblers haven't had a decent manager since Dave Bowen in the early 60's....who by the way should have been the Arsenal manager instead of that plonker Billy Wright. He managed to secure Cliff Holton from Watford....still the Club leading goalscorer to this day....anyway.LOL..s


hminto should be telling you all this. MC
Talking of Billy Wright , when we beat the mighty Wolves at Molineux in the great cup run of 56/57 , I was a little boy ( aaah ! ) . My dad was a good friend of the Cherries Brian Bedford who , after the game , took my autograph book into the Wolves dressing room . None other than the great Billy told him to .... off ! Great sportsman .
I read somewhere that good old smhinto (alias Kermit) used to clean his boots I am sure that it would not have been the same smhinto could it!!!

Kermit I am only joking.

By the way in the unlikely (fingers crossed!) event should we lose tomorrow please take a deep breath or have a chat with your scout friends before you post. In fact I suggest that you leave it until next year (its not that long time wait is it!)

Hope your bird tasted good and you did it justice with the accompanying plonk

Regards
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: Don't touch it with a bargepole my son.....The Cobblers haven't had a decent manager since Dave Bowen in the early 60's....who by the way should have been the Arsenal manager instead of that plonker Billy Wright. He managed to secure Cliff Holton from Watford....still the Club leading goalscorer to this day....anyway.LOL..s hminto should be telling you all this. MC[/p][/quote]Talking of Billy Wright , when we beat the mighty Wolves at Molineux in the great cup run of 56/57 , I was a little boy ( aaah ! ) . My dad was a good friend of the Cherries Brian Bedford who , after the game , took my autograph book into the Wolves dressing room . None other than the great Billy told him to .... off ! Great sportsman .[/p][/quote]I read somewhere that good old smhinto (alias Kermit) used to clean his boots I am sure that it would not have been the same smhinto could it!!! Kermit I am only joking. By the way in the unlikely (fingers crossed!) event should we lose tomorrow please take a deep breath or have a chat with your scout friends before you post. In fact I suggest that you leave it until next year (its not that long time wait is it!) Hope your bird tasted good and you did it justice with the accompanying plonk Regards nonnogeppetto

10:15pm Wed 25 Dec 13

raybren says...

In the unlikely event of defeat tomorrow , the odds for first poster are as follows ; Smhinto 8/11 , Oxbog EVENS , Jontee 2/1 , 5/1 BAR .
In the unlikely event of defeat tomorrow , the odds for first poster are as follows ; Smhinto 8/11 , Oxbog EVENS , Jontee 2/1 , 5/1 BAR . raybren

10:17pm Wed 25 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

raybren wrote:
In the unlikely event of defeat tomorrow , the odds for first poster are as follows ; Smhinto 8/11 , Oxbog EVENS , Jontee 2/1 , 5/1 BAR .
Where can I put £10 bet!!!!
[quote][p][bold]raybren[/bold] wrote: In the unlikely event of defeat tomorrow , the odds for first poster are as follows ; Smhinto 8/11 , Oxbog EVENS , Jontee 2/1 , 5/1 BAR .[/p][/quote]Where can I put £10 bet!!!! nonnogeppetto

10:58pm Wed 25 Dec 13

alasdair1967 says...

Any way readers if you have been given a rubbish Xmas present don't fret as somewhere some one has been given a Southampton shirt ! Life's not that bad happy Christmas

Up the cherries in all departments
Any way readers if you have been given a rubbish Xmas present don't fret as somewhere some one has been given a Southampton shirt ! Life's not that bad happy Christmas Up the cherries in all departments alasdair1967

8:45am Thu 26 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Any way readers if you have been given a rubbish Xmas present don't fret as somewhere some one has been given a Southampton shirt ! Life's not that bad happy Christmas

Up the cherries in all departments
Makes my lump of coal look pretty good I say!!!!
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Any way readers if you have been given a rubbish Xmas present don't fret as somewhere some one has been given a Southampton shirt ! Life's not that bad happy Christmas Up the cherries in all departments[/p][/quote]Makes my lump of coal look pretty good I say!!!! nonnogeppetto

9:19am Thu 26 Dec 13

canfordcherry says...

Rocky back in goal for today and Cook out, should still have enough to beat them though, hopefully!
Any one coming from the West to todays game please note the AA have said to allow extra time for your journey due to unexpected amounts of tractors and other associated farm machinery in a convoy from Wiltshire to Dorset. Wonder where they are heading?
Rocky back in goal for today and Cook out, should still have enough to beat them though, hopefully! Any one coming from the West to todays game please note the AA have said to allow extra time for your journey due to unexpected amounts of tractors and other associated farm machinery in a convoy from Wiltshire to Dorset. Wonder where they are heading? canfordcherry

9:37am Thu 26 Dec 13

sea poole says...

Wiltshire? Didn't know we were playing Swindleton!
Wiltshire? Didn't know we were playing Swindleton! sea poole

10:02am Thu 26 Dec 13

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

canfordcherry wrote:
Rocky back in goal for today and Cook out, should still have enough to beat them though, hopefully!
Any one coming from the West to todays game please note the AA have said to allow extra time for your journey due to unexpected amounts of tractors and other associated farm machinery in a convoy from Wiltshire to Dorset. Wonder where they are heading?
Surely you mean Zummerzet not Wilts.
Hope everyone is well-up for today, no room for xmas hangovers.
Lets rock the house and stick another 3 pts on the board.
UTMC.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: Rocky back in goal for today and Cook out, should still have enough to beat them though, hopefully! Any one coming from the West to todays game please note the AA have said to allow extra time for your journey due to unexpected amounts of tractors and other associated farm machinery in a convoy from Wiltshire to Dorset. Wonder where they are heading?[/p][/quote]Surely you mean Zummerzet not Wilts. Hope everyone is well-up for today, no room for xmas hangovers. Lets rock the house and stick another 3 pts on the board. UTMC. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

2:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

I was at the away match against Torquay in September 2009 (won 2-1, Fletcher, Pitman) and Chris was getting the 'the wheels on your house go round and round, all day long' chant, really funny, but obviously took it in good spirit. Top guy, if he takes the job then good luck to him.
I was at the away match against Torquay in September 2009 (won 2-1, Fletcher, Pitman) and Chris was getting the 'the wheels on your house go round and round, all day long' chant, really funny, but obviously took it in good spirit. Top guy, if he takes the job then good luck to him. rednblack37

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