Date: 25th October 2012 at 12:53pm
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As Vital suspected the search for Paul Jewell’s successor started even before he left.

Early front-runner mentioned include George Burley, Alan Curbishley, Harry Redknapp and Terry Butcher, but Vital understands none of these have a prayer and Marcus Evans wants a youngish coach making his mark, someone like but not, Dougie Freedman who has gone to Burnley from Palace.

Carl Robinson, Eddie Howe and Darren Ferguson, are among those more likely to be considered.

Town chief executive Simon Clegg admitted they have a long list of 34 that they want to whittle down but have a specific type of manager in mind.

‘We’re very clear in terms of the type of individual we want,’ Clegg told the club’s official website. ‘Already Marcus and I have been brainstorming for a number of weeks what would happen if we got to this scenario.’

He added: ‘That process, in some respects, has started by the identification of the various candidates and now those discussions will be ramped up going forward.’

After appalling appointmnets in Roy Keane and Jewell, Clegg admits they have to get it right thgis time.
‘I don’t want to give too much away at this moment in time but we do realise that the next appointment is a very important one for us,’ he said.

‘We need to get it right and we need to de-risk that process by ensuring that whoever we bring on board we are absolutely confident that they have the skills, the experience, the ability, the drive and the motivation to take us to where we want to go to.’

 

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