3 Possible Candidates to Replace Darren Way
As is the case when a football manager loses his job, then the list of potential candiates who could replace him, springs into life
With Yeovil parting company with Darren Way yesterday, after 1, 179 days in charge, Neale Marmon has been placed in temporary charge at Huish Park, with just a a few games remaining until the seasons end, if he does well, he could be in with a shout.
However, he does have some pretty impressive contenders for the roll, including former Glovers player, Jerry Gill, currently in charge of National League side Bath City ( which is not a million miles away from Yeovil) and who sit 5th in National League South. Gill has also managed Weymouth as well as holding coaching roles with Bristol Rovers and Wolves.
A strong contender for the job & one with Football League experience is Paul Hurst is one of the current bookmakers favorite at the time of writing and has been out of work since he was dismissed at Portman road back in October. The Sheffield born manager has had a prominent rise over the past decade with his first job being joint manager of Ilkeston town. Since then the former left back has managed Boston United where Hurst achieved promotion to Conference North and the Lincolnshire senior shield cup in his first season. Hurst would later resigned from Boston in 2011 to join fellow Lincolnshire based side Grimsby. Hurst spent five years at the Mariners achieving promotion back to the football league in 2016 via the playoffs. Hurst remained in charge of Grimsby till October of 2016 before moving to League One Shrewsbury Town. Hurst guided the Shrews off the bottom of the table and finished the campaign in 18th. The following season Hurst guided Shersbury to a playoff place and Checkatrade trophy final before losing out to Lincoln. After a successful season with the Shrews Hurst was hired as Mick McCarthy replacement at Ipswich town. Hurst only managed to last 15 games at Portman road before being given the boot after only winning one game.
The third and final manager on this list to replace Darren Way is former Bristol Rovers boos Darrell Clarke. Clarke has managed over 400 games as a manager and has built a strong reputation as a astue football manager and will be looking to get back into the game after being dismissed by Bristol Rovers in December 2018. Clark started out his managerial career with Salisbury City where the former winger started life as a player Manager. The Mansfield born manager went on to achieve two promotions with the Whites before leaving in 2013 to become assistant manager at Bristol Rovers. Clarke wouldn’t become full time Manager till March 2014 and saw the Gas relegated to the Conference following a 1-0 defeat to Mansfield on the final day of the season. Clarke remained in charge the following season and returned Bristol Rovers back to the Football league on the first time of asking. The following season Clarke would achieve consecutive promotions with the club as the former winger guided Bristol to a third placed finish in League 2. Clarke would continue to impress at Bristol Rovers finishing 10th and 13th place in League One. However Clarke left the club in 2019 after a run over 7 defeats in there last ten games.
Clarke would be an excellent choice for Yeovil as the Manager has showed his determination and loyalty at Bristol Rovers whilst working with constraints. Clarke also holds the highest FA coaching badge a level 5 UEFA pro.
Which ever way Yeovil decide to go, then they are spoilt for choice, they just have to make the right choice.