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Steve Coppell


The Crystal Palace FC Academy

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The Crystal Palace FC Academy

Selhurst Park

London, Greater London,SE25 6PU

United Kingdom

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Crystal Palace is a multi ethnic club and is proud of its history in this respect. We take great exception at the outrageous allegations being levied at us by Cardiff City players and management. We would like to make it known that we are 100% supportive in ...more

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Steve Coppell is returning to the loving arms of Ron Noades, so we can at least breathe a sigh of relief on that side.
Steve Coppell is now firmly out of the running for Maine Road manager of the month as he has now returned to Crystal Palace to be 'technical director' or something. Well, the latest today is that Bruce Rioch has taken the Arsenal job and Steve Coppell has returned to Crystal Palace as 'technical director' or some such thing. Stevie Coppell is now back at Palace as a something or other which is basically a fancy term for manager as far as I can guess. Bruce Rioch has been appointed the new Arsenal manager and Steve Coppell is the new Technical Director at Crystal Palace. [cached]

Steve Coppell
Born in Liverpool on 9 July 1955, Coppell was one of the most talented wide players in the 1970s and early 1980s until his playing career was cruelly cut short by a knee injury. He started out as a professional footballer with the Wirral-based outfit Tranmere Rovers, where the young winger managed to bag 10 goals in 38 appearances. After spending just under two years at Prenton Park, Coppell attracted the interest of Manchester United. He joined United in February 1975 and helped their push for promotion to the then First Division. His career at Old Trafford saw him win the FA Cup in 1977, when United beat Liverpool. He also represented United in two other FA Cup finals in the '70s, playing against Southampton in 1976 and Arsenal in 1979. Steve scored 54 goals in 322 appearances for United and during his career at Old Trafford, he made 42 appearances for the full England team. After injury cut his playing career short, Steve moved into management with Crystal Palace, and guided the Eagles back to the top flight in 1989 after the South London club had dropped into the second tier under Alan Mullery. Coppell also led Palace to an FA cup final appearance in 1990, against the club he represented three times in the most prestigious fixture in English football. The 1990s were not an easy time for Coppell in management. He spent two years at Palace in a senior role while Alan Smith took over in his first spell as team manager between 1993 and 1995. Coppell took on the role of team manager again in 1995-96, but he relinquished the position once more at the end of the season. In 1996-97, a departure from his otherwise London-based managerial career came when he took the role of manager of Manchester City. Coppell became City's third manager of that season, in which five men took charge of the team in one capacity or another. His short tenure ended in resignation and he returned to Crystal Palace early in the 1997-98 season. He remained at the club while Attilio Lombardo and Terry Venables had spells as team manager and head coach but he returned to the role of team manager at Selhurst Park for a fourth spell in 1999, until Alan Smith took over once again in the early part of the 2000-2001 season when Simon Jordan became the new owner of Crystal Palace. In May 2001, the former Crystal Palace owner Ron Noades took Steve on as the team manager at Brentford, the club he had bought after selling The Eagles. It was the fourth time Noades had appointed Coppell to a managerial post. It looked to be an inspired appointment, as Coppell - on a severely limited budget - led Brentford on a charge for promotion in Division Two. Coppell resigned as manager less than a month later, on June 5 2002, after 13 months in the position having been given no assurances about his future at Griffin Park while chairman Ron Noades appeared ready to sell the club after a period of financial difficulty. Steve was strongly fancied to be appointed to succeed Peter Taylor as the new manager of Brighton and Hove Albion, who finished the season as Division Two champions to secure their second successive promotion. Despite a lengthy interview with Seagulls chairman Dick Knight that summer, Coppell was not given the job as Albion chose to promote from within and give Martin Hinshelwood his first chance as a manager. With Brighton cast adrift at the bottom of Division One after a ten-game losing streak, Coppell faced what seemed an impossible task in what would prove to be an arduous battle against relegation. It was a fight that they took all the way to the final game of the season, when a 2-2 against already-relegated Grimsby was not enough to save them. Despite their relegation, Steve agreed to another one-year deal to stay with the club in the summer of 2003 . "My only area of concern is perhaps the high expectations level," he said. "I'm determined to do the best I can to get the club promoted but it's going to be a testing time with the psychological fall out of the First Division" But, he added: "Our target has got to be promotion. They will be 100% focused on that, there will be no recriminations, no 'what might have beens', it'll be all guns blazing and looking forward." Brighton certainly made a promising start to the 2003/04 season, and were at the top of Division Two when Coppell left the club to become the new manager of Reading following the departure of Alan Pardew to take charge of West Ham. Coppell felt it was an opportunity he could not pass up and admitted after his switch was confirmed on October 9th 2003: "I am excited by the prospect of taking Reading forward, but anxious about the responsibility. An report on Hunty's aspirations for the future with comments from Steve Coppell. More As Hunty signs for Reading and is reunited with mentor Steve Coppell, he has genuine sorrow for turning down Bradford and hopes that all connected with the Yorkshire club will understand his decision. More Louis van Gaal written off by ex-Manchester United winger Steve Coppell - 14/12/2015 League Two Portsmouth appoint ex-Crawley boss Richie Barker as their new manager, with Steve Coppell as director of football. Former Reading and Crystal Palace manager Steve Coppell leaves his post as director of football at League One Crawley. [cached]

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Noades appointed another former top flight player, Steve Coppell as manager in 1984.
Coppell and Noades began rebuilding the team and the club, and over the next seven years, Palace enjoyed mounting success and a growing reputation for nurturing intelligent, skilful young players such as Ian Wright, Mark Bright, Chris Coleman, Andy Gray, Nigel Martyn, Gareth Southgate and John Salako. However, the club's fortunes took yet another turn for the worse, and by the end of the season, Venables had gone (to be replaced by Coppell - again) and the club was in administration. Jordan replaced Coppell with former manager Alan Smith, and supporters looked forward to a new era. The most famous manager of Crystal Palace Football Club is Steve Coppell (born at Birkenhead in 1955). He had proved himself as a successful player with Manchester United before being forced into retirement by a knee injury at the age of 28. In May 1984, aged 29, he was appointed manager of Crystal Palace who were at the time a struggling side in the old Second Division. But key striker Ian Wright was sold to Arsenal for £2.5million during the 1991-92 season, and Steve Coppell quit as Palace manager in May 1993 after their relegation from the inaugural Premier League. By the time Steve Coppell began his second spell as manager in August 1995, Crystal Palace had been promoted back to the Premiership and gone back down to Division One again. But he was unsuccessful in mounting a promotion challenge and quit the club in February 1996, handing over the reins to ex Sheffield United manager David Bassett - who helped the club reach the playoffs, although they lost in the final to Leicester City. For 54 days in the autumn of 1996, Coppell was manager of Manchester City. The Maine Road club had just been relegated to Division One and Coppell seemed to be looking forward to mounting a promotion challenge for a Premiership place. But after 2 months at the helm he handed in his resignation, claiming he couldn't cope with the pressures of the job. In March 1997, Steve Coppell became manager of Crystal Palace for the third time in 13 years. The club was well on course for the Division One playoffs and they beat Sheffield United in the final to secure a Premiership place. But the 1997-98 season saw Palace relegated from the Premiership with just two home Premiership wins, and Coppell was again 'moved upstairs'. Coppell was appointed Crystal Palace manager for the fourth time in February 1999, by which time the club was struggling in Division One with massive debts following Mark Goldberg's withdrawal of investment in the club. In June 2001, Steve Coppell returned to management with Division Two Brentford, now controlled by former Crystal Palace chairman Ron Noades. Coppell handed in his resignation within days of Brentford's failure to win promotion. Steve Coppell was named as the new manager of Brighton and Hove Albion in October 2002, faced with the challenge of rejuvenating a club which was bottom of Division One with 10 defeats from 12 league games. He gradually improved the club's league form and although the great escape eventually proved beyond them, he at least kept their survival hopes alive until the very last game of the season - when their relegation to Division Two was confirmed. Since October 2003, Steve Coppell has been manager of Reading who are currently well placed for a playoff place in the new Coca Cola League Championship.

Detroit City FC to welcome United legend Steve Coppell for FC United match | Previous Story
FC United of Manchester - Detroit City FC to welcome United legend Steve Coppell for FC United match Detroit City FC to welcome United legend Steve Coppell for FC United match submit to reddit Tweet Detroit City FC to welcome United legend Steve Coppell for FC United match Detroit City FC (DCFC) has announced that Manchester United legend Steve Coppell will join the commentating team for DCFC's international friendly against FC United of Manchester on Saturday 28 May in Detroit. Coppell, who made 395 appearances for Manchester United from 1975 to 1983, will be in the broadcast booth for the match, which will be live streamed at and for soon-to-be announced events around the match. "Our co-owners and fans love to see the involvement of former red heroes such as Steve Coppell. For those, like me, who saw Steve play there will be great memories of one of the best wingers ever, a player who graced the famous No.7 United shirt for many years until his playing career was sadly cut short by injury. It's a measure of the man that Steve has already taken the time to come along to an FC United home game to find out for himself all about our fans-owned club and he'll always be a welcome visitor. In case there's any doubt, United fans have long forgiven 'agent Steve' his brief time as Manchester City's manager." "Communities are fighting back and taking ownership and responsibility for their local teams," Steve Coppell said. Not only is Mr. Coppell a legendary player and manager in English football who will help raise the profile of this match, but he truly appreciates the importance of community and supporters to football. That appreciation binds these two clubs from both sides of the Atlantic." One of England's most gifted midfielders during his time, Coppell spent eight seasons with Manchester United and recorded 70 goals. Coppell also represented the England national team from 1977 until 1983. He featured in 42 international matches and played in the 1982 World Cup before retiring due to injury. Following his extensive playing career, Coppell went on to manage several top-flight English clubs, including Crystal Palace and Reading FC. His managerial career spanned from 1984-2010. Most recently, he was director of football at Portsmouth FC. On 2 April 2016, Coppell was announced as FC United of Manchester's newest co-owner.

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