Notts County under pressure to appoint right man, says chief executive Jim Rodwell
NOTTS County are under pressure to appoint the right man, says chief executive Jim Rodwell.
The Magpies have sacked their last four bosses in less than three years – and Rodwell says they must stop the revolving door at Meadow Lane.
Keith Curle is the latest manager to get the boot, following Craig Short, Paul Ince and Martin Allen out of the door.
Short was axed after only 17 games, Ince lasted just five months and Allen got the chop after ten months.
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Curle lasted longer than all of them, but was still sacked after less than a year.
Chris Kiwomya has been made caretaker boss and looks set to be given a chance to prove he deserves the top job permanently.
He will be in charge for their League One game at Stevenage tonight (7.45pm).
Former Ipswich and Arsenal player Kiwomya is also expected to be in the dug-out when Notts face Crewe at Meadow Lane on Saturday.
"Yes, of course you feel under pressure, absolutely we do," Rodwell told the Post.
"We've been through too many managers – that's a fact.
"Choosing the right man is difficult and being the manager of Notts County is a difficult job."
Several managers have already applied for the job of leading the Magpies into the Championship, but they are not going to make a rushed decision.
"I've got a list as long as your arm," added Rodwell. "The phone has been off the hook.
"It's still a very attractive job, being the manager of Notts County.
"I don't think we need to be rushed at all. We're not in a desperate situation, we're just outside the play-offs.
"We're quite relaxed about the whole thing.
"We've got somebody in as caretaker manager that we have faith in.
"We can take our time and make a little bit more of an informed decision, by spending a bit more time with people to find out if they buy into our vision for the club – if it isn't to be Chris that is, and we desperately hope it is."
Why Curle can hold his head high after 11 months in the hotseat at Meadow Lane: see Page 37