Clarke lands assistant role

Darrell Clarke has been appointed as Bristol Rovers' assistant manager having left his position as boss of Salisbury City.

Last Updated: 14/06/13 at 12:17

Darrell Clarke: Parted ways with Salisbury on Friday

Darrell Clarke: Parted ways with Salisbury on Friday

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Clarke, 35, becomes John Ward's right-hand man at the Memorial Stadium despite having never worked together previously.

Clarke joined Salisbury as a player in 2007 following a lengthy career with Mansfield and Hartlepool, before then becoming player/manager in 2010.

During his three years in charge Clarke has guided the Wiltshire outfit to two play-off promotions, taking the club from the Southern League Premier Division to the Blue Square Bet Premier, as well as the third round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history.

Ward told Rovers' official website: "Darrell has achieved success on a relatively small budget over the last couple of years and has experience as a first-team manager.

"I have never worked with him before, which is exciting for me as he is going to push me as well as himself.

"He has had experience playing at this level with Mansfield and Hartlepool so that will be beneficial.

"He is young, with lots of ambition, but he also brings with him plenty of experience. I look forward to working with him."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company