Notts County: Chris Kiwomya sets his sights on dream double
CHRIS Kiwomya has set his sights on a dream double of leading Notts County into the play-offs and winning a long-term deal as manager at Meadow Lane.
The 43-year-old has not been told he has to get the Magpies into the top six in League One to get the job beyond this season.
But it has not stopped him saying that is his aim – even though Notts are ten points outside the play-offs with 13 games left this season.
Kiwomya was made the Magpies' boss until the end of the season after leading them to a 4-1 win against Bury at Meadow Lane and they now face Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park tonight (7.45pm).
"We can have a good go at getting into the play-offs now the players know I'm going to be here until the end of the season," he said.
"We've got a lot of the teams above us to play and if we play like we can we will have a very good chance.
"We need to be in and around it with three or four games to go.
"We have got some good players here and they have got to go out there and do it.
"It would be massive if we did it, but I believe we can do it, I really do.
"If we can get a run going that will breed confidence."
Kiwomya says he is flattered by the Magpies' faith in him – and is determined to repay it.
"They will have had a lot of people after the job because this is a good club," he added.
"But they have seen me work for around a year now and I know a little bit about football.
"I'm not stupid enough to think I know it all, but I enjoy it, I'm enthusiastic, I've got my qualifications, I've worked and played under some good managers so it's nice to get the chance.
"I'm going to give it my best shot – I've got to."
He added: "It's a good opportunity and who knows where it might take us.
"We came in last season and had a good run towards the end of it and we're going to need something similar this time.
"If our strikers can produce consistently we can do it – I really believe that.
"Sometimes you have got to challenge yourself in life.
"It's an opportunity for me and I enjoy challenges.
"I can take it if it doesn't work out, but I have got confidence in my ability.
"I'm new to it, but sometimes it's good to be fresh because you enjoy the challenge and you fight for it."