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18 hours ago, Renegade said:

I'm increasingly feeling that it'll be a surprise appointment that hasn't even been mentioned yet. 

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Malpas was interviewed apparently - great coach but abysmal record as a manager.

How about Sheerin AND Malpas...? Just a thought.

For those who keep on about an 'unambitious appointment'..exactly who could we get without taking a risk? We are a Scottish Championship club, we're hardly going to attract someone like Pep Guardiola!

Any appointment at our level is a risk, to some degree - the task of the club is to minimise the risk. It's either going to be an ambitious young manager or someone older whos looking to get back into the game...

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And if we did appoint a well-known name we couldn't possibly afford his wages.

Look at David Moyes, for example. Apparently it's unlikely that he will get a managership in England again--at least definitely not one of moment in the short term. Not to even think of mentioning the strong possibility that he might not be at all successful up here for a variety of reasons.

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Another cheap option is it. Where will all this end?

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15 minutes ago, Pele_Is_God said:

Sheerin and Rice then. Better than a lot of the names mentioned..

On what basis? These guys have never worked together so there is no guarantee of a working dynamic. We are back to an inexperienced manager having to just fit into the existing regime, any new manager should be allowed the opportunity to build his own backroom team just as other have in the past - Robertson, Butcher, Hughes. If Rice stays then I'm not sure how this puts us in any better a position that this time last season. 

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Paul Sheerin will be fine but if Brian Rice stays, god help us! 

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Yep! Go for it Get the deal done and move forward. He would be no greater risk than in the past with Robbo/ Brew/ Charlie.

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I've never understood this dislike for Brian Rice from some fans.  A very good coach from what I've been told by people who'd know far better than me.

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I have a friend who has a legit source within Hibs and Brian Rice is a top class coach. Much better than Malpas was ....

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1 hour ago, bdu98196 said:

On what basis? These guys have never worked together so there is no guarantee of a working dynamic. We are back to an inexperienced manager having to just fit into the existing regime, any new manager should be allowed the opportunity to build his own backroom team just as other have in the past - Robertson, Butcher, Hughes. If Rice stays then I'm not sure how this puts us in any better a position that this time last season. 

Maybe Sheerin would listen to him instead of ignoring his advice like Foran did. 

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At this rate you would wonder why we were relegated.

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1 minute ago, tm4tj said:

At this rate you would wonder why we were relegated.

Cos we had a crap head strong manager

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2 hours ago, tm4tj said:

Another cheap option is it. Where will all this end?

The cheap option would be an out of work manager for whom any salary is an improvement, and no compensation is required.

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2 hours ago, tm4tj said:

Another cheap option is it. Where will all this end?

They are going to sell yer seat and make you sit on a box.

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Im not up for the appt of Sheerin at all

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7 hours ago, RiG said:

Couldn't make it could ya they get Hayes, Shinnie and Tansey for zilch yet we are expected to pay for the services of their reserve team coach.

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Re this,  it's important to learn what the club paid Richie as a parting gift and whether or not any term in that Agreement relating to his dismissal was fulfilled? There wasn't much time to engage in long, back and fore monetary negotiations. Therefore whatever he received has to be taken into account  in deciding what the club can now afford  by way of a salary to the new manager....unless, of course, the directors have deep pockets .....?

Not a heckuva lot I would think. Leaving the option of hiring someone with Sheerin's background, which apparently is very good but without the benefit of his having any top level management experience,  not only a fair shot but a necessary one. The added advantage is that he played for Caley in the past and did well plus acquiring  friends in the club etc. and this should allow him to settle easily and more quickly than perhaps another name might.

Then you sweeten the pie by restricting the initial term of the contract to one year with a proviso that if the club comes back up within the first year in the Championship he gets an attractive cash bonus (say 12 per cent of his salary) plus a renewal of his contract for a further two years at an increased  salary level of some 15% to 20%.

Now that emphasises the positive and includes nothing negative that might be construed as a threat which could be viewed as  counter productive to  good relations. In my mind that's a very attractive incentive for him to work really hard at his game-plan whilst allowing him to gain knowledge and tactics enhancements as he goes forward - both for his benefit and for that of the club. Not to mention the mere fact that if it all goes West then neither party can say they were hard done by and nobody really loses their shirt as they mutter under their breath (Jings, life gets tejious, don' it".)

Let's face it, it's a long shot  with any new Manager since nobody comes with any hard and fast guarantee of success.And there's many a slip twixt cup and lip....:wave: :ictscarf:

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More to the point is there actually anything happening at the club???? Its like the shutters have gone up with communication non existant. 

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I noticed McBookie suspended betting the other day.  Wonder if they know an announcement is imminent. 

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This is worse than waiting for the election results I just hope we get a better result :lol:

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29 minutes ago, Renegade said:

I noticed McBookie suspended betting the other day.  Wonder if they know an announcement is imminent. 

How would they know that if we don't? Presumably they would suspend because there has been a large bet or pattern of betting which indicates that there are people who already know who is getting the job.

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