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Round: Ehiogu was a dream to coach

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Round: Ehiogu was a dream to coach

Steve Round has spoken glowingly of his time working with Ugo Ehiogu, stressing: “He was a dream to coach”.

Our Director of Football reacted this afternoon to the news of the death of the 44-year-old former defender.

Round worked on the coaching staff at Middlesbrough for five years under Steve McClaren and enjoyed a great relationship with Ehiogu, who he said was a “great lad”.

He told us: “I was devastated to learn the news of Ugo’s death and my heartfelt thoughts go out to his family. 

“He was a great lad and a top player who was a dream to coach. 

“He also was developing into an excellent coach himself at Spurs. 

“He was massive in our time at Middlesbrough in helping us win a trophy and taking us to a European final. 

“He was an outstanding defender who was the backbone for Villa and Boro during his time at both clubs.”

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 21st April 2017