"We feel it is time for a change of image."
-- Philbert Deverill (DP1)
Leadership, open to change
Philbert comes from the name Filibert (via Philibert) which derives from Greek φιλος (philos) "friend, lover" (Behind the Name).
Deverill is a locational surname from the parish of the same name in Wiltshire. It comes from the Old Welsh dwfrial (meaning "the river of the ial" or "fertile upland region") or British Celtic Dubroialon (meaning "the ial on the stream") (Internet Surname Database).
The change of robe colour from mud brown to kingfisher blue conflicts with the information in Quidditch Through the Ages (QA7), where Puddlemere are assigned a sky-blue colour for their team robes.
Although Deverill is not specifically named, Puddlemere's upcoming match against the Holyhead Harpies has a warning about wands (DP3) and the Prophet reports on the chaos and violence that took during the actual game (DP4).
Although the dates printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletters are:
the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.
Lexicon list of Team managers and coaches
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet
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Harry Potter Wiki: Philbert Deverill