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New manager interviews continue

12 September 2012

Development Director Steve Waggott gives an update on the search for a new manager

The Sky Blues’ search for a new manager continues today – with further interviews of shortlisted candidates.

Development Director Steve Waggott said: “We have started interviewing the shortlisted candidates. We have been very impressed and encouraged with the level of research and professionalism showed by everyone who had made it through to this stage.
“They all would clearly relish the challenge of helping us return to where a club of our size should be and look forward to the journey. 

Importantly, to a person, all candidates thought that, without doubt, we have a good strong squad more than capable of challenging for promotion - with a small number of tweaks in particular around pace and tempo. The candidates equally appreciated the level of budget we have invested in the the squad despite relegation. Further trading within the loan window can be expected following the appointment of the new manager.
Waggott continued “We are interviewing further shortlisted candidates over the next 24 hours at which point the board will discuss and agree the way forward. Obviously we realise that time is important but equally we will not be rushed into such an important decision.
“Richard Shaw – who is very much under consideration for the role and was interviewed yesterday – is preparing the squad for the game on Saturday and we want him to have the full support of everyone. An encouraging performance and a successful trip to Tranmere would give everyone a much needed lift.”

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