Notts County: "I'm sure club are looking at lots of managers," says caretaker Chris Kiwomya
CHRIS Kiwomya thinks he is in a battle to be the next Notts County boss.
The 43-year-old has been in caretaker charge of the Magpies for three games now, since they sacked Keith Curle just over two weeks ago.
And he is set to be in the home dug-out again when they face Bury at Meadow Lane in League One on Friday night.
He looks determined to prove he is the right man for the job and the board have been ready to give him time in the hot-seat – but he knows there are other managers that want it.
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Notts have also been strongly linked with Rotherham United manager Steve Evans.
"I'm sure they are looking at a lot of other managers," said Kiwomya.
"I'm just trying to do the best I can in the situation I am in."
The Magpies lost 2-0 at Stevenage in Kiwomya's first game in temporary charge – but that was just 24 hours after he took over the first team.
He has since led them to two 1-1 draws, against Crewe and Walsall.
Notts trailed 1-0 in both of those games before staging second-half fightbacks.
Kiwomya said the Magpies' first-half display against Walsall would not have helped his chances of getting the job permanently.
But he threw on sub striker Yoann Arquin and the Frenchman netted their equaliser.
"I was thinking to myself 'this needs to be better' at half-time," he said.
"If we'd have had 90 minutes of that I would not have been happy, but fair play to the boys they came out and had a go in the second half.
"They were courageous and gave everything.
"I'm just trying to do the best I can do, I'm not confident in anything.
"I'm challenging the players and they have responded to me and that's a good thing.
"But they are playing for themselves as well and the club and not just me.
"It's not about me, it's about Notts County.
"I'm just doing it game to game.
"It's a good experience for me and I'm enjoying it."