Darlogramps wrote: Quakerz wrote:
My ideal choice would be Chris Hardy. But would he be likely to leave Whitby for a club in a relegation battle - probably not. And would we pay out the money anyway? Probably not.
Would Chris Hardy leave a club in a relegation battle for another club in a relegation battle? Have you checked the Evostik table recently? They have 29 points from 29 matches and got panned 5-0 last time out with "King Kev" Burgess in defence.
I've totally gone off Hardy TBH, and he wasn't exactly begging for this job anyway.
I'd have another go at getting McGurk in, or give White 4 or 5 games in temporary charge.
One thing is for sure, with 1-1-8 in his 10 Darlo games - Wright is not the man for the job.
I see your point on Hardy - although how much is that down to Whitby's resources? When you look at the job he's done overall in the three years he's been there, I think he's done very well.
McGurk isn't a bad shout albeit unproven. But with relegation looking more and more likely, would he want to risk his own reputation? It's a bit of a hospital pass of a job right now.
In some ways the job might be more
attractive to a new manager right now.
Three months ago, we would have told managers who applied that we were hopeful of a top 7 finish, but at the same time that we would need to reduce the budget - and that we still needed to raise the finance to get the ground up to play off standard.
You can see why some didn't fancy it at the time because we had a decidedly mid table look about us, but too high of an expectation from the club and no guarantees of being able to take part in the play offs should we reach them.
Now though, the ground will be play off ready so that worry is out of the way (not that it's now relevant)
The budget has already been cut so a new man will know what he has to work with on a one in one out basis, so that worry is out of the way.
And the overly high expectation has evaporated, so that worry is out of the way.
A new man would come in to a club in a relegation battle but with a squad easily good enough to get out of it with the right direction. He can come in and save the day, and with a budget which is enviable to most bottom half clubs, it should be bloody straightforward to anyone with half a clue.