The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Joshua Richards

KEM Izzet ad­mits he would grasp the op­por­tu­nity if he was of­fered the va­cant man­ager’s job at Colch­ester United.

The mid­fielder, who cur­rently playes for Non-League Need­ham Mar­ket, played 422 league games for the U’s and wants to suc­ceed Tony Humes at the League One club.

It has been sug­gested by chair­man Rob­bie Cowl­ing that the va­cancy will be filled from within the club, but Izzet in­sists he should be given a chance.

“I’d love to work for Colch­ester United,” he said. “I’m still a lo­cal lad and Colch­ester is still the first re­sult I look out for.

“My am­bi­tion is to one day be a man­ager, and I think this would be a great start.”

For­mer U’s leg­end Karl Duguid is also in­ter­ested and Izzet says they could form a part­ner­ship.

“Both Karl and I talked about it to­gether, and asked our­selves whether we should ap­ply,” Izzet said.

“We have made con­tact with the chair­man, so now we’ll have to wait and see.

“I don’t see my­self at any­where else other than Colch­ester United.

“It’s where my heart is, and al­ways has been.”

Am­bi­tion: Kem Izzet

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