Friday 1 November 2013

More Managerial Merry Go Rounds

In September I reported that Richie Burke of Livingstone was the first managerial casualty of the season and wondered if the axe would fall on Danny Lennon or John Brown? Such are the vagaries of football that six weeks later both these managers look safe for the time being with Saint Mirren sitting in 11th position in the Premiership but 15 points above Hearts and Dundee suddenly putting a series of wins together to claw back within one point of Accies before last weeks' defeat. But there have been other casualties. Perhaps no surprise that Jimmy Boyle of Airdrieonians was October's, quickly replaced by Gary Bollan himself somewhat surprisingly sacked by Livvie last season despite achieving two promotions. November is only a day old and the biggest name so far has joined the ranks of the unemployed with Pat Fenlon 'resigning' from his post at Hibernian after a 2 year spell that so him take the club to 2 Scottish Cup finals but fail to improve significantly on their league position and this week saw his team knocked out of the League Cup by arch rivals Hearts. A winner of 5 titles in the League of Ireland he has found Hibs a tougher nut to crack and the club is now seeking their 10th manager in 16 years according to the BBC. So whose next ? The spotlight in recent weeks has been on Kilmarnock, Queen of the South and Morton. Despite funds which most recently allowed him to sign Nacho Novo on a short term contract its not looking good for Morton's Allan Moore. But one thing I can say with certainty is that there will be no shortage of candidates for whatever vacancy occurs.

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