Anger over se­lec­tion process for foot­ball boss

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

IN the wake of Johnny Magee’s de­par­ture as Wick­low man­ager there has been dis­ap­proval in how the process to find that new man­ager is tak­ing place among some club del­e­gate mem­bers of the county board.

At a re­cent county board meet­ing a man­age­ment com­mit­tee was put in place to se­lect a six-mem­ber se­lec­tion com­mit­tee, whose job is to find pos­si­ble can­di­dates for the va­cant Wick­low man­ager po­si­tion.

In some quar­ters del­e­gates felt that it is wrong that they were left out of the process of se­lect­ing the com­mit­tee.

One del­e­gate, who wishes to re­main un­named said, “I had no prob­lem with the peo­ple se­lected but was an­noyed over the process. It’s wrong that the man­age­ment com­mit­tee rat­i­fied the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee with­out ask­ing the club del­e­gates for their in­put.”

An­other del­e­gate who also wished to not be named had a go at county chair­man Martin Cole­man say­ing, “The County Chair­man says we (the club del­e­gates) “are the county board” yet we don’t have a say in the process?”

A third del­e­gate who also didn’t want to be named said that, “The process doesn’t seem to be trans­par­ent and is be­ing semi im­posed on ev­ery­one”.

Martin Cole­man hit back and said that the process to se­lect the com­mit­tee was in­deed a fair and trans­par­ent one.

“The county board dis­cussed the is­sue at the last county board meet­ing and gave the man­age­ment com­mit­tee the author­ity to find a se­lec­tion com­mit­tee. They have done an ad­mirable job and picked six good can­di­dates so I don’t know why any­one is get­ting an­noyed.

“The job of the se­lec­tion com­mit­tee will be to put for­ward can­di­dates for the Wick­low man­ager po­si­tion and all del­e­gates will have a say in ap­prov­ing or dis­ap­prov­ing each can­di­date so will be heav­ily in­volved in the process and have a fi­nal say.

“I don’t know where the rea­son for this an­noy­ance has come from and no del­e­gate has ap­proached me with an is­sue so it’s news to me.”

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