MAN­AGER MAY­HEM

An­other crazy week as bosses come and go...

The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By John Lyons

EVEN by EFL stan­dards the New Year has been tur­bu­lent with man­agers com­ing and go­ing at a rate of knots.

And two bosses who had a mis­er­able start to the year have al­ready had a change of for­tunes. John Sheri­dan was axed by Notts County on Jan­uary 2, while Justin Ed­in­burgh was dis­missed by Gilling­ham a day later.

Both paid the price for poor re­sults, but ten days later they were both back in em­ploy­ment. Stephen Robin­son was the fall guy at League One strug­glers Old­ham, al­low­ing Sheri­dan the chance to re­turn for a third spell as Lat­ics boss.

It’s a rapid-fire change of events given that Sheri­dan had left Old­ham for Notts County last sum­mer, drop­ping a divi­sion in the process.

Old­ham chair­man Si­mon Cor­ney said: “This is ob­vi­ously a dif­fi­cult de­ci­sion. Stephen is a tal­ented coach who we be­lieved could make the tran­si­tion into a suc­cess­ful man­ager.

“Un­for­tu­nately things have not worked out for him or the club and we felt that a change needed to be made.

“John is ob­vi­ously some­one we know well and we hope he can have an im­me­di­ate ef­fect on our cur­rent sit­u­a­tion.”

Northamp­ton axed Rob Page last Mon­day, a cou­ple of days af­ter a 5-0 re­verse at Bris­tol Rovers. On Fri­day, the Cob­blers gave for­mer Tot­ten­ham de­fender Ed­in­burgh the chance to make a quick-fire re­turn to man­age­ment.

De­lighted

He said: “I’m de­lighted and hon­oured to be ap­pointed the new man­ager of Northamp­ton Town.

“The club has made ter­rific progress re­cently and this would be a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for any man­ager.

“Northamp­ton Town has a rep­u­ta­tion of being a very well run club, with some fan­tas­tic train­ing fa­cil­i­ties and an ex­cel­lent fan­base. There is po­ten­tial there to take the club for­ward and I will work very hard to do just that.”

Mean­while, there were two man­age­rial de­par­tures last Sun­day. Steve Davis was fired by Crewe Alexan­der and re­placed by David Artell, while vet­eran boss Danny Wilson was sacked by Ch­ester­field.

There was a fur­ther man­age­rial ap­point­ment dur­ing the week, with for­mer Ley­ton Ori­ent man­ager Kevin Nolan tak­ing the reins at Notts County.

His ar­rival came on the back of Not­ting­hamshire busi­ness­man Alan Hardy com­plet­ing his takeover of the Mag­pies from Ray Trew.

Hardy said: “Kevin is a con­sum­mate pro­fes­sional with vast foot­balling ex­pe­ri­ence and I was very im­pressed with what he had to say when we dis­cussed the va­cancy. I thor­oughly look for­ward to work­ing with him.”

PIC­TURE: Ac­tion Images

RE­TURN: John Sheri­dan has taken the reins at Old­ham again BACK: Justin Ed­in­burgh has taken over at Northamp­ton fol­low­ing his dis­missal at Gilling­ham

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