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20-02-2012, 10:25   #1
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Kevin Kilbane - Player Manager of Sligo?

http://www.independent.ie/sport/socc...t-3024526.html
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SLIGO will narrow down the list of applicants for their manager's job this week, and decide whether to appoint from abroad or to look for domestic experience after receiving over 40 applications for the task of replacing Paul Cook.

Kevin Kilbane, who has recently taken over as manager of the Hull City reserves, is the most eye-catching name to have expressed an interest.

Kilbane is sidelined with injury and is willing to consider a move to the Showgrounds in a player-manager capacity.

However, Sligo plan to speak to a shortlist of candidates about the position and hope to accelerate the process this week with a view to having a new man in place ahead of the season opener on March 2.

Their former boss Cook, who moved back to England to take charge of Accrington Stanley, was brought crashing down to earth on Saturday when his new side lost 4-0 at home to Plymouth.

Meanwhile, title favourites Shamrock Rovers have completed the loan signing of Swedish U-21 international goalkeeper Oscar Jansson from their Europa League opponents Tottenham Hotspur.

Jansson will be with the Hoops until June.
Would be a great move for both parties, the LOI would get an Ireland international and Sligo would be a great stepping stone for an ambitious young manager.
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20-02-2012, 11:08   #2
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Would love to see Kilbane get it.
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Would love to see Kilbane get it.
why?


Are you a Sligo fan?

If you are a sligo fan, why do you want an inexperienced manager at the helm while your team is challenging for the league title, and competing in Europe?
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Would be a great move for both parties, the LOI would get an Ireland international and Sligo would be a great stepping stone for an ambitious young manager.
How would it be "good" for Sligo?

They already have decent corwds for their size, they already compete at the top end of the Premier table, and are the current holders of the FAI Cup and came 2nd last season, to a very good Shamrock outift.

Kilbane is inexperienced, and would have a very limited knowledge of the LoI.

I fail to see how Sligo could benefit from such an appointment.
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Sligo is a big job with realistic expectations of a top 2 finish. They are not going to mess with this to facilitate a managerial experiment for Kilbane. . .I would expect
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why?


Are you a Sligo fan?

If you are a sligo fan, why do you want an inexperienced manager at the helm while your team is challenging for the league title, and competing in Europe?
Ah Jasus Des, did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning?

I could be wrong but is the league not in off-season mode, so nobody is 'challenging for a title'. I know what you are referring to, but again, I don't see why you'd make that an issue. Are you implying that no club (any club with aspirations for next season) should be willing to take on KK as manager in that case?

Yes, there is a degree of risk, but that's the case with every young manager.

Why would a club like Sligo NOT want a guy like KK on board? Nice bloke, honest, very hard working. You get the sense he'd put everything into it etc etc.
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He doesn't have the qualifications to take over now right? (no Pro or A Licence I believe)
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Why would a club like Sligo NOT want a guy like KK on board? Nice bloke, honest, very hard working. You get the sense he'd put everything into it etc etc.
Because he has little to no managerial experience. At the time I wasn't too happy about Fenlon taking over at Shels when Keely left first time round as he had no experience although it did work out ok in the long run.
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why?


Are you a Sligo fan?

If you are a sligo fan, why do you want an inexperienced manager at the helm while your team is challenging for the league title, and competing in Europe?
Because I think he would be a good manager at LOI level.

Yes I am a sligo fan. I do realise he has not got experience and he would be out of his debt in Europe but come on, all LOI managers are FFS
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Because I think he would be a good manager at LOI level.
on what evidence?

I'm genuinely curious...
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If he doesn't have a Pro licene then it's hard to see him get it with Sligo involved in the Europa.
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Would rather Martin Russell tbh.
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all LOI managers are FFS
You've missed the last few years so ?
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on what evidence?

I'm genuinely curious...
I don't have evidence to support my OPINION because as you well know he has no managerial experience to support experience.

Sam Allardyce started his managerial career at Limerick FC didn't he? Was there any evidence he would be a good manager? No

Everyone has to start somewhere and I would like to see and Irish legend(in my eyes anyway) start his managerial career at a club I support.
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You've missed the last few years so ?
No I haven't.
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