Date: 6th January 2011 at 2:46pm
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New names enter the frame every day for the manager’s vacancy at Turf Moor.

Victor Chandler now have Steve Clarke 8/1 to take over the job at Burnley.

Steve who?

Ah right some of you might not remember him, since he has yet to be a manager at any club.

He does though have some positive managerial reputation as an assistant!

In 1998 Clarke joined Newcastle United as assistant manager to Ruud Gullit, his former boss when a player at Chelsea. Clarke was caretaker manager following Gullit’s resignation albeit for only one game.

After a stint in charge of the youth teams at Stamford Bridge, Clarke was promoted to the position of assistant manager when José Mourinho was appointed manager in the summer of 2004.

Clarke was a part of the coaching set-up which saw Chelsea win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups over three seasons under Mourinho so he aint that bad then?

The Scot then became West Ham’s first-team coach in September 2008 under manager Gianfranco Zola. Following West Ham’s struggle the following season in the top flight and the departure of Zola, Clarke left by mutual consent in June 2010.

He was a defender as a player and a Scotland international. Clarke, now 47 played for just two clubs during his professional career. He started with St Mirren in 1982 before joining Chelsea for £422,000 in February 1987.Clarke stayed at Chelsea until 1998, making 421 appearances.

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