DARRELL CLARKE


Oporto Sports is delighted to announce Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke as our latest client.

The charismatic 39-year-old has agreed for Oporto to be his official publicists.

Clarke began his playing career with his hometown club, Mansfield Town before joining Hartlepool United and helping them to reach League One. He finished his playing days with Salisbury City, where he was named as captain, before taking over as player/manager and winning back-to-back promotions, through the play-offs, to reach the National League, whilst also taking the club to the FA Cup third round for the first time in their history.

In 2013, Clarke joined Bristol Rovers as assistant manager, and in less than 12 months was named as manager. He led Rovers to successive promotions; firstly, with an immediate return to the Football League after a penalty shootout play-off victory over Grimsby Town at Wembley Stadium, followed by automatic promotion to League One. In the 2016/17 season, Clarke established Rovers in tenth placed in League One, just outside the play-offs.

Speaking about the announcement, Oporto director Dean Eldredge, said: “We are immensely proud to be working with Darrell. He is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and successful young managerial talents in British football and his record is simply outstanding.”

For any media requests or opportunities for Darrell Clarke, please email dean@oportosports.com

Darrell has a natural ability to engage with people and to speak in a forthright manner, with equal authority and humour within the media. We look forward to working with him and to helping further develop his already burgeoning reputation.

Dean Eldredge

 

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