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I’m not sure why you’re all so against one of our own getting the job. Personally I’d go for David Lee, supported by Tony Kelly and Nicky Spooner. I think it’s David’s time, he’s a really positive and bright character and I’m sure would get the best from our young squad. I think it’s a bit insulting to label him a cheap option. Yes it would be less expensive as they’re already here but also because it doesn’t involve a journeyman manager coming in and bringing his own mates with him. I’d see that as a positive not a negative. I wouldn’t have a problem with a young manager of potential like Ian Evett who has everything in front of him but I definitely don’t want the likes of Clough and others who’ve constantly failed.
Hello 63, good to see you post on here again, hope you stick around, you're certainly wasted amongst the trolls on the Bolton News comments section!
Not sure if one of your comments about Lee being cheap was pointed in my direction but I'm certain money is tighter than what could have been possibly expected at this stage by FV and I'm fairly convinced that Emma's leaving to save the club money, in such the same way as Clough moved aside at Burton because of the financial hole they found themselves in with no games/income coming due to the virus.
It's no secret that most clubs in the bottom two tiers voted to end the season simply because playing games with no matchday income means trading at a loss - which most of them can not sustain. Their fear is that there may well be no crowds allowed back for the foreseeable future, maybe in to next year, and thus they have to tailor the limited money they receive to sustain themselves indefinitely until crowds (and their money) are allowed back.
They will not know how many season tickets they will be able to sell because although people say they will still continue to buy one for next season, people don't always back up their words with actions and when it comes to the time to commit they may not see the point of spending money on games they can not even attend.
Added to that there's no telling how many might end up out of a job due to the economy collapsing, certainly anyone working in hospitality, holidays, leisure, etc face an uncertain future.
So if I were FV I'd be holding fire on committing to a manager for as long as I can until some things (the return of the fans at games for instance) become much more clearer.
I've no idea really what job Lee now does, is he even still at the club, if so what are they paying him to do? I would have thought his job to the u23's no longer exists and had presumed he's being made redundant or awaiting the end of the season (30th June?) to the end of his contract?
Should we have Lee as the manager?
He's no experience and crucially to my mind he doesn't know the league we will be playing in, or the players from that league (someone's going to have to put a squad together) nor the teams/managers/players we will be facing next season.
His plus points are that he knows the youngsters he's brought through and I doubt he will seek a fortune in wages. He also knows well the rest of the clubs backroom staff, so there wouldn't be a massive clear out/cost as there would if some new manager from outside was appointed.
If I were FV Lee would be the option that most appealed to me as say an interim manager, until the dust settles more with playing behind closed doors/actual sales of ST/stability within the club for now.
Once things have cleared a bit I would look for some experienced and sensible manager at our new level, who knows his way around this league (even the local conference level). Maybe like the Barrow manager (although I hadn't even heard of him until today) who might fit such a criteria?
So yes, I stand by my view of Lee being a cheap option but I certainly wouldn't bet the house on him, with him knowing nothing of this league, teams or players and giving him the job simply because he's an ex-player and had a bit of success with the reserves playing in the combination league or whatever it is called against teams like Barrow Bridge reserves and Rawtenstall thirds.
Needs must though and FV will look at their bank statements and what they have left in their saving up jar and plump for the best they can afford which may well be David Lee.