- Aug 18, 2020
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Matt Gray played non league football, was an assistant at Eastleigh in this division and had assistant roles at clubs in the lower reaches of League 2. He knows what it takes to get a team out of this league and is doing it with far less resources than the billy big bollocks ex EFL sides who think appointing someone who wouldn't look out of a place at a tech start up is a smart move..In previous years, this is one that screams disaster.
The general rule of thumb was that those sides who got out of NL had an NL-experienced manager and a good one at that. That said, I'm looking at the NL line-up this season and aside from three or so (Gary Johnson, Luke Garrard and Dave Challinor stick out), are there really many like that anymore? The Chesterfield manager might end up being decent enough, I don't know too much about him, or Sutton's manager, but in terms of County going out and getting the kind of manager who would historically tick the boxes, it's a pretty small pool now if they wanted to do that.
Perhaps the changes seen in the FL over the last few years have started to filter down here.