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Arko nominates Zorba as possible candidate for CEO position

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Guest, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Mata will be pleased to read this article. lol

    Lowe wants job

    FORMER Manly coach Graham Lowe says he is ready to ``shift over tonight'' to take on the vacant Sea Eagles chief executive job.

    Lowe, 59, lives in Auckland and runs a car importing business.

    He said he was prepared to relocate to the peninsula immediately and fill the role vacated suddenly by Pat Wilson yesterday morning.

    Lowe, who coached Manly for three years and retired in 1993 due to ill health, was overlooked for the job last year when the club appointed Wilson.

    ``If the club wants me I'd love to do it,'' Lowe told The Manly Daily last night. ``I'd shift over there tonight - that's how keen I am to be involved.

    ``There are some good things going on with the club and I want to be a part of it. I suppose, when I look at my career, that (CEO) is the next step.''

    The father of four, including two-year- old twins, says he is not affected by the poor health that led to premature retirement 13 years ago. ``I feel like I'm 28,'' Lowe said.

    The Manly board will meet this morning to discuss Wilson's replacement.

    It is believed former CEO Paul Cummings will be interim boss from Monday.

    The Daily understands that Wilson's last day will be April 28.

    Manly godfather Ken Arthurson wants the Sea Eagles to replace Wilson with someone who has "close ties" to the club.

    Arthurson lives on the Gold Coast and has no official role at Manly but tentatively nominated Premier League coach Geoff Toovey and media manager Peter Peters as possible candidates for the high-profile CEO job.

    "It's come as a shock to me," Arthurson said of Wilson's decision to quit.

    "But I have a lot of faith with the organisation. We've got plenty of people who have the capability of doing the job.

    "All successes over the years, in coaching, administration, have always happened from within.

    "People who have been with the club have got the passion, the emotion required to be with the club.

    "In saying that Pat Wilson is certainly a good man and I wish him well. The world will go on and I don't think it's going to have an ill effect on the club or team."

    Toovey said yesterday he had not been approached and was not ready to take on the job now.

    "I would be interested down the track," he said.

    Peters said he was touched by Arthurson's recommendation but had not been approached.

    "I respect Ken greatly but I haven't considered the position," he said.

    The club hope to have a full-time replacement for Wilson by July.

    * Manly fullback Brett Stewart is in serious doubt for the Sea Eagles round seven match with the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium on Sunday.

    Winger Chris Hicks is likely to replace Stewart. Forward Kylie Leuluai (knee) is out for up to six weeks. Coach Des Hasler has named a six-man bench for Sunday's match.
  2. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    Too Funny. Arko is on fire :)
  3. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,741 /120
    They need a business man to take the reigns not an ex footballer without formal business qualifications. I vote Toovey as the replacement with Lowe running second but over all I vote Joe Cross
  4. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

    +170 /1
    I'd rather an outsider than someone already within the club.
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,631 /205
    Lowe doesnt sound too bad , has some business experience and certainly a passion for the club.

    Tooves doesnt sound like he wants it.

    Zorba - please no.

    Joe Cross would be a fine candidate.

    I like the idea of lowe for one reason - he is currently not part of the club so may be able to implement change, the others are more likely to carry on up the kyber
  6. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

    +96 /0
    I like the Lowe option for two reasons,

    1. As stated he is not currently involved in the club, therefore may be able to effect much needed changes.

    2. May be able to have a word in Des's ear on how to be a decent coach!
  7. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    I am hoping they bring in an outsider. If the culture is to change and grow it can't be someone inside.

    Zorba would be a massively retrograde step. Tooves is surely not at this point in his career.
  8. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

    +2 /0
    lowe would bring some great contacts re young kiwis!
  9. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    Like Dallas Renee and co.
  10. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I believe it should be someone from outside and with a good knowledge of RL. Our club just has, unfortunately, a history of in-fighting and factions and it would be preferred to have another shot at a clean broom imo.
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Poor old Arko. Why didn't anyone warn us he was going senile in his twilight years?
  12. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

    +85 /0
    I thought we knew that was happening when he suggested the JV ;)
  13. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,581 /79
    Back in 87 ,we had this great ball boy ,he never made it past under 17,s ,but since then ,he has turned into quite the orange slicer -he must be a shoe in .....or fatso the greek.
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    then we could have Greg Hartley as his secretary LOL

    Please No for Zorba

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