Sturrock decision baffles Davis

Crewe boss Steve Davis has admitted he will find facing Paul Sturrock's Southend side at Wembley "bizarre".

Last Updated: 26/03/13 at 13:35

Steve Davis: Surprised by Paul Sturrock's departure

Steve Davis: Surprised by Paul Sturrock's departure

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Alex face the Shrimpers in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final on April 7 and Sturrock will be in charge of their opponents, despite having been replaced by Phil Brown as manager.

Sturrock's contract was up in the summer and chairman Ron Martin decided to bring in a replacement early so the club could hit the ground running next season, but decided the former Sheffield Wednesday boss deserved the chance to lead the team out in the final.

Davis does not want the issue to prove a distraction for his side and told Crewe's official website: "I found it a strange decision and I think Paul will find it difficult to take the team in the final knowing that someone else is in charge now.

"I am sure it has never happened before. It is a strange one and I don't know how Paul really feels about it.

"I like Paul. I got to know him quite well in last season's play-offs and he was the first manager on the phone to congratulate us on winning promotion which was a great gesture. I have a lot of time and respect for him.

"I'm not sure how Phil will perceive everything but all we can do when the final comes around is focus on ourselves and make sure we are right."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

Premier League: Alexis Sanchez impresses Arsenal team-mates and opponents alike

Alexis Sanchez earned the plaudits after scoring both goals in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Sunderland.

Premier League: Swansea defeat Leicester 2-0 thanks to a Wilfried Bony brace

Wilfried Bony's brace helped Swansea seal their first win in six Premier League games with a 2-0 win against Leicester.

La Liga: Real Madrid come from behind to beat arch-rivals Barcelona

Real Madrid staged a stunning El Clasico fightback to overcome arch-rivals Barcelona 3-1 at Santiago Bernabeu.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property