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Next Motherwell Manager - Steven Hammell

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1 hour ago, Spiderpig said:

If he had never played for us, would Lambert be getting a mention I think not, the same applies to Valakari , the only ex player who might have been worth a shout this time is Van der gaag if he had been available.

I think Van Der Gaag was the one that got away when we appointed Baraclough. He was the fans favourite at the time and his career path since suggests he is a highly regarded coach. Sadly that ship has sailed.

 I think the fact that potential candidates are former players does have some importance. For one thing they know the club so will have realistic expectations of what to expect. Secondly they will have connections within the club that may be beneficial. 

I have always been a big fan of Paul Lambert. He was a great player and captain. Hard working, tough with vast amounts of experience. I think he would be a great appointment. My memory however is that he left Motherwell under a bit of a cloud? Did he not fall out with Tommy McLean over contract negotiations?

Valakari is a manager with good experience who has proved he can be successful at the clubs he has been with. Again I would be happy with this. My reservation is that Harri Kampman struggled to make the step from managing in Finnish football. Would history repeat itself in that regard?

Anybody thinking that these names are not worthy of our great club need to consider that we lost comfortably to an Irish side last week and are far from a football superpower.

Malky Mackay would be my first choice however even with the baggage that comes with him. I can’t see him moving from RC to us however unless it is was for purely geographical reasons.

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11 hours ago, Kmcalpin said:

We simply don't know if Lambert is in the running at all, but it intrigues me that some posters keep bringing up his name. 

I just don't get why he'd be a serious candidate for our vacancy. 

It’s bound to be the famous German contacts

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3 hours ago, MelvinBragg said:

One could argue that experience in the EPL is like driving a Ferrari and we're needing a taxi driver...

Absolutely Greg. Whilst driving his Ferrari he didn't drive it that well, but had no crashes or driving convictions. Can he change a tyre on 10 year old Corsa though? 

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If we're serious about wanting to rely on our own youth rather than buying in players on a gamble, then Hammell is surely the man for the job? He knows our youth players very well and will know who's up for the task and who isn't.

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44 minutes ago, spudmfc said:

Whats john collins upto at the mo?

Good shout, get him in that dressing room to show off his six pack and see if that motivates the players. 

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Been looking at all managers that's not in work and ones I think would fit into the Motherwell way of things and I have come up with one name Darren Ferguson!

Worth a shout and sort of appointment the club makes.

 

 

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I thought he'd been a manager for a lot longer, like since the 90s, but he only took the job at peterboro in 2008.

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29 minutes ago, supermarv said:

Over 80 applicants for the job so far.

Wonder if Edgar Davids is among them, as usual?

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2 minutes ago, David said:

Wonder if Edgar Davids is among them, as usual?

Clarence seedorf,he may be about 48 but id have him player/manager,saw him in a charity game,might b good for an hour or so lol

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7 hours ago, David said:

If we're serious about wanting to rely on our own youth rather than buying in players on a gamble, then Hammell is surely the man for the job? He knows our youth players very well and will know who's up for the task and who isn't.

Thats my gut reaction right now.

I understand why others would prefer him to stay where he is as the first team coach role can be a poisoned chalice and Id hate to see Hammy legacy as a player tarnished.

However, sometimes you just have to take that chance and he ticks a lot of boxes for me. The one big gap is experience with first team players.

Leaving aside Craigans alleged reasons for departing last time round, he would be my other choice for similar reasons.

Lambert is interesting and has managed at a high level, but does that make him a good fit at our level?

Simo also seems to be a good fit but he has been passed over at least  twice before. Only the board will know whether thats an impedement this time round.

Hopefully we will start to see firmer news by the weekend.

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I don't know about poisoned chalice, but I'd rather have Hammy in his current role for the next 10 years helping our managers blood youngsters into the team than have him be the gaffer fir a successful 2 years then lose him to an Aberdeen or Hibs managerial vacancy.

That's just mebeing selfish, though, and I'm sure he has ideas about his own career path.

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Hammell currently 4/5, and Valakari down from 10/1 to 3/1.

 

I reckon it’ll be big Simo!

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I don’t know the salary differential between Academy Director and Manager, I don’t know Hammell’s personal ambition in management.  But he probably has a job for life at the moment and the manager’s job is likely to be a 2 year gig either because of success of failure.  If it is success then great for him, if it is failure do we lose him from the club?

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33 minutes ago, GazzyB said:

Hammell currently 4/5, and Valakari down from 10/1 to 3/1.

 

I reckon it’ll be big Simo!

Either or both would work for me .

not keen on lambert purely as he comes across as a boring bigger and his teams matched his personality - not too different from GA albeit at a higher level .

Valakari has done well and shown he wants it . 

equally hammel is a good go guy and called out obvious gaps and needs .

have them both please 

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38 minutes ago, GazzyB said:

Hammell currently 4/5, and Valakari down from 10/1 to 3/1.

 

I reckon it’ll be big Simo!

Which bookie offering odds?

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Hammell currently 4/5, and Valakari down from 10/1 to 3/1.
 
I reckon it’ll be big Simo!
Mcbookie said he went from 10/1 to 3/1 because 3 people put money on him, probably after that video of him denying contact with us.

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8 minutes ago, MelvinBragg said:

Which bookie offering odds?

Cant find it either,i suspect the 80 candidates r being kept under wraps also

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4 hours ago, MJC_mkII said:

Good shout, get him in that dressing room to show off his six pack and see if that motivates the players. 

Big Dunc could show them his six pack, of Tennants.

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5 hours ago, MelvinBragg said:

Which bookie offering odds?

McBookie. Tough to find where exactly but there’s a link from a tweet from them 2 days ago showing the market. 

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A Herald article this morning with Paul Lambert with a couple of quotes from him. Speaks very highly of the club and definitely implies that he would be open to an offer.

 I think he would be a great option if we could afford him.

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