The Manager Market

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I was curious as to how many clubs are currently looking for managers this summer, as I'm thinking we may have difficulty appointing a manager in a timely manner given that if we're not very competitive on salary, on ambition and on the budget we can offer then we'll probably be way down the list of priorities of our preferred candidates.

When a manager is sacked mid-season then no matter how much of a basket case the club is, they should be able to attract any out of work manager looking to get back into the game and willing to manage at that club's level seeing as there aren't many other options. It still follows that there are only 92 league manager positions available so we shouldn't have any difficulty (the argument that nobody in their right mind would want to manage us doesn't really hold), but it could be that less desirable clubs have to wait for longer before they get to appoint anyone, as their preferred candidate(s) has probably applied to other jobs that are their first choice and will delay making a decision until he hears back from his first choice.

This could then have a knock-on effect down the leagues. There may be no crossover between candidates for Everton and candidates at Carlisle but if teams like West Brom have to wait for Everton to have their pick, then Sunderland have to wait for West Brom and so on. I think the more managerless clubs there are, the longer less desirable clubs will have to wait for decisions from those they offer the job to and ultimately the later they come to the transfer market.

Yes I know, I'm almost looking for reasons to justify my own pessimism about next season, but courtesy of the sack race, the following league clubs are looking for managers.

West Ham
Everton
Arsenal
Barnet
QPR
Bradford
Barnsley
Carlisle
Sunderland
Chesterfield
MK Dons
Ipswich
WBA
Scunthorpe
Charlton

Not all of these are going to appoint managers that are on other club's shortlists. Some will appoint people who are only linked to that club, or already employed by them, but then some will appoint managers who are already at other clubs, creating a new vacancy.
 

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Craig Harrison would be the one to ask about this whole manager business and the way it works. For starters, he applied for the Grimsby and Wrexham jobs only recently but was sadly turned down by both clubs. I don't know if he cba to reply though, seeing that he's currently consulting Toni & Guy's esteemed clientele down in Anglesey I think.

But could be I'm in luck and I catch him on one of his all too frequent breaks. Or so I'm told.
 

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Graham Westley is currently out of work. He'll take any job.

Sol Campbell would be up for it too. Just don't interview him without offering him the job, otherwise he'll say he only didn't get it cos of racism or something.
 
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Craig Harrison would be the one to ask about this whole manager business and the way it works. For starters, he applied for the Grimsby and Wrexham jobs only recently but was sadly turned down by both clubs. I don't know if he cba to reply though, seeing that he's currently consulting Toni & Guy's esteemed clientele down in Anglesey I think.

But could be I'm in luck and I catch him on one of his all too frequent breaks. Or so I'm told.
Fuckin' hell man! Yous of aal people should knaa that a gaffa of me standin cannit waste me time loggin on here aal the time, and takkin to fans that divvant have the badgaz that a hiv like.

A've enjoyed me little break, a needed a bit of me time afta gettin shanned off by Spenca and Jonno at me second favourite Welsh club, Wrecsam. Them gadgies cannit spot a winna if a grand national nag shat in their face! A've reported Fenty to the PFA for discrimination at Grimsby, a mean like, howay man, gettin his Jolley's off a convicted pervert instead of handin the reins to a proven winna like mesel. World's gan bonkaz.

Me career endad at the age of 24 and a knaa aboot adversity. Momentum's still on me side though and it is what it is. The stats show that. So, a've always treatad supportaz with respect so am upfront in sayin that a've been interviewed for the job at Carlisle like.

A turned up in me best kilt, shockwaved the fook oot of me split ends and met up with Jenko to discuss terms. We met in a posh hotel in the Willow Holme area and drove doon to Alston for a canny walk on the Pennies. Oot there, a blew his mind with me powapoint on final third entries and dental records a use to determine the half spaces me sides will attack. A learnt that on me UEFA A course. A told him that me success in Wales shows that a knaa how to win in tiny principalities like Wales and Scotland. Me brief is to get them back playin in massive derbies with Pools (and beatin them) but with their beltaz squad signed up by yours truly, we're realistic to knaa that it's a 5 year plan to achieve that, once we gan to the National League, the top of the UK pyramid. He complimented me on me work with T&G in Anglesey, he said a wos much betta lookin than that ferret Keith Curle. And a made the point, it's aalways best to disrespect a fellow gaffa behind their back.

It aal went dead smooth like apart from one moment that might scuppa me chancaz. Aal on here knaa a love Phil Collins. Jenkins told us on the drive back he wos a geet massai fan of the Lighthouse Family. A told him they were shite and as we drove back from Alston, a divvant knaa what came owa us like but a ripped oot the tape from the playa in his motor and the black ribbon inside went aal owa the M6. He wasn't happy but them things happen and we go again. Fingaz crossed like. Aal knaa the ootcome next week.
 
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One of Doncaster or Exeter will likely be swapping with us on this list if rumours are to be believed. Seems like a 3 man shortlist, with Graham Potter being mentioned a couple of times as the outsider.
 

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Fuckin' hell man! Yous of aal people should knaa that a gaffa of me standin cannit waste me time loggin on here aal the time, and takkin to fans that divvant have the badgaz that a hiv like.

A've enjoyed me little break, a needed a bit of me time afta gettin shanned off by Spenca and Jonno at me second favourite Welsh club, Wrecsam. Them gadgies cannit spot a winna if a grand national nag shat in their face! A've reported Fenty to the PFA for discrimination at Grimsby, a mean like, howay man, gettin his Jolley's off a convicted pervert instead of handin the reins to a proven winna like mesel. World's gan bonkaz.

Me career endad at the age of 24 and a knaa aboot adversity. Momentum's still on me side though and it is what it is. The stats show that. So, a've always treatad supportaz with respect so am upfront in sayin that a've been interviewed for the job at Carlisle like.

A turned up in me best kilt, shockwaved the fook oot of me split ends and met up with Jenko to discuss terms. We met in a posh hotel in the Willow Holme area and drove doon to Alston for a canny walk on the Pennies. Oot there, a blew his mind with me powapoint on final third entries and dental records a use to determine the half spaces me sides will attack. A learnt that on me UEFA A course. A told him that me success in Wales shows that a knaa how to win in tiny principalities like Wales and Scotland. Me brief is to get them back playin in massive derbies with Pools (and beatin them) but with their beltaz squad signed up by yours truly, we're realistic to knaa that it's a 5 year plan to achieve that, once we gan to the National League, the top of the UK pyramid. He complimented me on me work with T&G in Anglesey, he said a wos much betta lookin than that ferret Keith Curle. And a made the point, it's aalways best to disrespect a fellow gaffa behind their back.

It aal went dead smooth like apart from one moment that might scuppa me chancaz. Aal on here knaa a love Phil Collins. Jenkins told us on the drive back he wos a geet massai fan of the Lighthouse Family. A told him they were shite and as we drove back from Alston, a divvant knaa what came owa us like but a ripped oot the tape from the playa in his motor and the black ribbon inside went aal owa the M6. He wasn't happy but them things happen and we go again. Fingaz crossed like. Aal knaa the ootcome next week.
In at 20/1 with skybet
https://m.skybet.com/football/manager-specials/event/22179837
 

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One of Doncaster or Exeter will likely be swapping with us on this list if rumours are to be believed. Seems like a 3 man shortlist, with Graham Potter being mentioned a couple of times as the outsider.
Literally nothing on our forum or online about this, we’d hope it’s true but hardly likely is it.
 

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Literally nothing on our forum or online about this, we’d hope it’s true but hardly likely is it.
All I know is that he was the first to apply for it, and that's from a very reliable source on our side.
An MK fan in Lincoln?!
I've literally just finished my 3rd year of uni today. I'm probably one of the only people that like both clubs :lol:
 

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Ah so you’ve heard this from one of them idk sources okay...

All sorts that he’s fell out with our board but nothing about him applying anywhere else from our end, you’d think it would at least be mentioned on our forum or social media.
 

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Ah so you’ve heard this from one of them idk sources okay...

All sorts that he’s fell out with our board but nothing about him applying anywhere else from our end, you’d think it would at least be mentioned on our forum or social media.
It's from our most reliable source that hasn't got anything drastically wrong for years. I don't know what would be your end and I don't look for your sides info, but he's second favourite and I trust this source. The favourite from every end that matters is still Tisdale though.
 

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Craig Harrison would be the one to ask about this whole manager business and the way it works. For starters, he applied for the Grimsby and Wrexham jobs only recently but was sadly turned down by both clubs. I don't know if he cba to reply though, seeing that he's currently consulting Toni & Guy's esteemed clientele down in Anglesey I think.

But could be I'm in luck and I catch him on one of his all too frequent breaks. Or so I'm told.

From what ive heard about harrison if he returned to hartlepool he would be on the gallows next to the monkey, supposedly he was a disaster
 

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