AFC Wimbledon are starting their search today to find a replacement for the departed Glyn Hodges.
Given that in the past, the Dons have gone for relatively untried managers, albeit good coaches, with experience of coaching development sides or Under 23 levels
It is understood that this time, appointing a manager with proven league experience would be an advantage, one with a track record of winning promotion would be even better
So who are the potential managerial candidates to replace Gly Hodges
In no particular order:
Cowley recently left his post as Huddersfield coach, but who til that point had a very good track record with Concord Rangers, Baraintree Town and then Lincoln City, who he guided into the Football League, then subsequently got them into League One, before being lured to Huddersfield and saved them from Relegation
His last managerial post was at Grimsby, but he left there, with a takeover imminent, as he felt the new owners were not being ethical
Grimsby was his first lower league appointment for a few years, since being at Blackpool, but he brings a wealth of managerial expertise gained at Crystal Place QPR and similar locations
A former manager of Wimbledons South London Rivals Millwall, with who he did a good job taking them from League One into the Championship on a shoestring budget, before being lured to Cardiff City, where sadly for him, things didn’t work out.
Recently departed from Fleetwood Town, but in terms of league experience, has just 18 months at Fleetwood to show for it, but the downside is, he has a hair trigger temper, which doesn’t fit in with the family run image that AFC Wimbledon has.
Who ever Wimbledon appoint now it needs to be one with experience and a decent track record of improving the club and getting promotion.