JONES IS STUCK IN THE MUD

The Football League Paper - - NEWS -

BE­FORE Dave Jones emerged at Hartle­pool, most peo­ple as­sumed he’d re­tired from foot­ball man­age­ment.

A dis­as­trous ten­ure at the Vic means he now has lit­tle choice. In the wake of rel­e­ga­tion last week­end, no­body on the play­ing staff at­tempted to hide their con­tempt for the 60-year-old.

Care­taker Matthew Bates in­sisted things would have been dif­fer­ent had Jones been sacked ear­lier. Carl Mag­nay spoke with­er­ingly of ‘cer­tain man­age­ment styles’. Jus­ti­fied or not, mud sticks. In an in­dus­try where rep­u­ta­tion is ev­ery­thing, Jones finds his in the gut­ter.

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