Thursday, October 8, 2009

Steve Darby in pictures

Photos (Top to Bottom): Steve Darby and Vic Tuting with the 1981 Tasmanian representative team; Steve Darby presents Peter Davidson with a cup trophy; The White Eagles side of 1986 coached to the championship by Darby (front row, extreme left); Darby in goal for Devonport in a State League match against Croatia-Glenorchy at KGV Park in the late 1970s; Devonport goalkeeper Steve Darby collects the ball just ahead of Croatia-Glenorchy's star midfielder Frank Letec; Darby gets a punch away ahead of Devonport team-mate and current FFT director Peter Best against Croatia-Glenorchy at KGV Park; Darby in action for Devonport at Valley Road; Darby just gets a hand to the ball for Devonport at Valley Road

Former Tasmanian director of coaching Steve Darby has been again been appointed as assistant coach to the Thailand national team.

The new head coach is former Manchester United and England midfield star Bryan Robson.

Darby was appointed caretaker coach after the departure of Peter Reid, who took up the position of assistant manager of Stoke City in the English Premier League.

Darby was widely tipped to be appointed in a full-time capacity, but the Thailand FA ultimately opted for Robson.

Robson has decided that Darby's knowledge of Asian football was invaluable and has made him assistant coach.

Darby was a youth player with Liverpool before turning to coaching and he became the assistant coach of Bahrein for two years before moving to Tasmania as player-coach of Devonport.

He was then appointed to the position of Tasmanian coaching director before again moving to club level as a player and coach of White Eagles.

He also played for South Hobart, University and Croatia-Glenorchy.

Featured above is a collage of Darby's days in Tasmania.


Unknown said...

Often wondered what happened to pete best after he left the beatles

Anonymous said...

Walter re your Steve Darby page and thex-Thailand manager Peter Reid he took up the position of STOKE CITY assistant manager not lowly Sunderland. George C!

Walter said...

Hi George

Disaster! Sorry about that. I've fixed it. Must be the red and white stripes that had me confused!