Its been announced that Exeter City’s forward coach, Marcus Stewart has joined Bristol Rovers as their full time Under 18s coach. Marcus, aged 39, joined the Gas at the weekend and was at their pre-season friendly at Weston. Its understood that Marcus went part-time with the Grecians last season.
To much Exeweb excitement Marcus Stewart joined Exeter City in July 2008. One of the highest ever Exeweb visitor count was hit that day! Marcus was then adopted by Exewebas their player, and for 3 seasons his home shirt was sponsored by donations from Exewebbers
Marcus is one of the most expensive players ever to have played for Exeter City. Commanding fees of over £6 million in his moves around the English Premier League, notably between Huddersfield and Ipswich (then in the 2nd flight) and from Ipswich to Sunderland.
Marcus started his career at Bristol Rovers as a trainee, so his career has now gone full circle. He has also played at Bristol City, Preston and Yeovil. He made 85 appearances for Exeter, 12 as a substitute and scored 9 goals. Whilst his work rate was never in question, he did become the victim of the boo boys as his goals to game ratio wasn’t good enough. However, his 7 league goals in our promotion to League 1 season were crucial. Cool as anything in his taking of penalties. The following season, he scored his 200th career league goal. An audacious chip from a penalty to give us all the 3 points at Carlisle, which you can see here.
He finished his playing career in April 2011. Appropriately, he made the Exeter City game against Bristol Rovers his last ever professional game. City won that game 2-0.
We, of course, wish him well at Rovers.