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3 managers who could take over at Chesterfield

Chesterfield parted company with manager Gary Caldwell after just 8 months in the role as manager. Having been unable to keep the Spireites in League One last season, Caldwell was given the task of building a team capable of an immediate return to English football’s third tier. 

Following just one win this season in eight games though, the Chesterfield board decided to relieve Caldwell of his duties and placed Guy Branston in temporary charge.

We take a look at three potential new candidates to take the Chesterfield hot seat.

Kevin Davies

Despite having no previous managerial experience, Kevin Davies could be seen as a potential replacement to the outgoing Gary Caldwell. Davies is no stranger to the Spireites supporters, having played for the club between 1993 and 1997, before he attracted the attention of Southampton.

Some will say that the club need an experienced manager at the helm to help guide the club up the League Two table, but with Davies having played under the likes of Graeme Souness and Sam Allardyce, he is sure to have picked up plenty of quality coaching tips and methods and could be seen as an outsider for the hot seat.

Alan Stubbs

Having started his managerial career in Scotland with Hibernian, Stubbs won the club the Scottish Cup in the 2015-2016 season, their first time in 114 years. After guiding Hib’s to success, he moved South of the border and became the new manager of Rotherham United.

Despite being appointed in June 2016, Stubbs was sacked by the ‘Millers’ in October the same year after losing ten of his fourteen games in charge of the football club. Despite only having a brief spell with Rotherham, the drop down to League Two could re-galvanise his managerial career and he could draw on his success at Hibernian and guide Chesterfield up the League Two table.

Steve Cotterill 

The experienced option for Chesterfield would be to turn to Steve Cotterill. Having had plenty of managerial jobs throughout his career and having worked with plenty of decent names in the game, he could certainly turn the clubs fortunes around and help them back up the League Two table.

Starting his career at Sligo Rovers, Cotterill led the Irish outfit into Europe, before making the move to Cheltenham Town who were at the time of his appointment a Southern Football League Premier Division side. In his first full year with the club though he got them promoted to the Football Conference. After spending five years with the club he moved onto Stoke City, before going on manage the likes of Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.

His most recent post was as Assistant Manager to Harry Redknapp at Birmingham City, but after helping guide the Midlands outfit to safety last season he decided to leave the club despite being asked to stay on in his role.

Chesterfield fans who do you want to see as your new manager and what would they bring to the team? Let us know in the comments section…

3 managers who could replace harry Redknapp

Birmingham City have parted company with manager harry Redknapp following a 1-3 home defeat at the hands of Preston North End. The defeat left the club on a run of six straight defeats in all competitions, and with six defeats in eight league matches which left ‘The Blues’ languishing in 23rd place in the Championship table. 

Following the departure of Harry Redknapp we take a look at 3 possible replacements that could be sitting in the hot seat for next Saturday’s trip to Derby County.

David Moyes

The Scotsman has been without a job since resigning from his post as Sunderland manager, following the clubs relegation from the Premier League in May 2017. Having started his managerial career with Preston North End, Moyes led the club to the Football League First Division play-offs in 2001 but missed out on promotion to the Premier League losing to Bolton 3-0 in the final.

The following season saw Moyes join Everton, where most say were his best years in management. Leading the club to UEFA cup football in 2007 as well as transforming the Merseyside outfit from a team that were competing near the bottom of the Premier League to a team that were consistently in the top half.

In May 2013 following Alex Ferguson announcing his retirement from Manchester United, the worlds media was informed that David Moyes would be Ferguson’s successor in the United hot seat. Following a turbulent few months in the job, it was announced that Moyes had been sacked by the ‘Red Devils’ as results on the pitch were not good enough.

Moyes then went onto manage Real Sociedad in Spain but lasted just short of a year in the post, before moving to Sunderland where unfortunately he couldn’t keep the side in the Premier League in the 2016-2017 season. The day after it was confirmed they had been relegated, it was announced that Moyes had resigned from his post and would leave the football club.

Alan Pardew

Having managed 6 clubs in his managerial career, including the likes of Reading, West Ham, Charlton, Newcastle and Crystal Palace, Pardew could be seen as a good appointment to the Birmingham hot seat.

Having had success at Championship level when he led West Ham to the Premier League via the play-offs in the 2004-2005 season, Pardew went onto to lead the ‘Hammers’ to the UEFA Cup. Following defeat at the hands of Palermo in the first round and coupled with the defeat to Chesterfield in the League Cup it was announced in December 2006 that Pardew had been sacked by the club.

He then went on to manage Charlton and Southampton respectively, where when managing Southampton he led the club to Football League Trophy Success in 2010, the clubs first trophy since 1976, before the club parted company with him five months later.

He then went onto manage Newcastle United, where he was manager for 4 years, before Crystal Palace came calling for him following the sacking of Neil Warnock and Pardew agreed to to join the London outfit.

After just 6 wins in 36 games in 2016 and the club in 17th position in the Premier League, Pardew was relieved of his duties by chairman Steve Parish.

Ryan Giggs

A name that always seems to pop up in recent times when a manager is relieved of his duties is former Manchester United hero Ryan Giggs. Although he has no previous managerial experience, Giggs could be a terrific appointment for Birmingham City as he has won everything that there is a player with the ‘Red Devils’.

He was recently linked with the jobs at Nottingham Forest and Swansea City to name a few, but has yet to dip his toe in management. Having played under Sir Alex Ferguson and having been assistant to Louis Van Goal the dutchman tenure at Old Trafford, he has certainly learnt from two managers who have been there and done it, and this experience could lead him in good stead for his managerial career.

Birmingham City fans who do you want to see in the hot seat next? Would you like to see another experienced manager or a younger manager? Let us know in the comments…

Did Birmingham make the signing of the summer?

With all the money that was spent during the summer transfer window, its clear to see that fees for players is continuing to rise year on year. 

Last year we saw Manchester United sign Paul Pogba for a fee believed to be in the region of £89m, and this summer that was blown out of the water by Paris St Germain, who completed the signing of Neymar from Barcelona for €222m.

With big money been spent by Premier League clubs its driving the price of players in the lower leagues up, but on deadline day Birmingham City made a quality signing and a such a good price, as they completed the signing of Jota from Brentford for a fee believed to be in excess of £6m.

Jota – The Spanish midfielder can play on either wing or just behind the striker, offering versatility in his game.

Last season for Brentford he managed to score 12 goals in the Championship and also provide 5 assists for his teammates, and has carried that form into this season where he already has 3 assists in just 4 games. From these statistics it shows that Jota will certainly contribute to the team, and at a fee of just over £6m he could be well be bargain of the summer.

Birmingham City fans are you pleased with the Jota signing? Do you believe you have got yourselves a bargain? Let us know in the comments below…