Waggott hopes to appoint by Tuesday

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have whittled down 87 inquiries for the vacant manager’s job to 20 candidates who fit the club’s criteria, and that is set to be reduced to a list of eight for interview.
Chief executive Steve Waggott met the first contender for the Sky Blues hot-seat yesterday and aims to draw up a short-list of two to three by the weekend, ideally with a view to making an appointment before Tuesday’s trip to Barnsley.
“I have reduced the initial inquiries based on my various criteria points to just under 20,” he said. “Out of that I would say I would have eight who I would say at this juncture of where the club is, could steer us out of the current problem to safety.
“I’m looking for people who have got win ratios of over 40 per cent because we need to get at least 50 per cent of the points available, possibly a little bit more, to make sure we are secure.”
As the Telegraph exclusively revealed yesterday, former West Bromwich Albion, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray – who has been out of management just over a year – is interested in the job and his managerial career has seen him take charge of 450 games to date with a win ratio of 43.11 per cent.
“I met the first one yesterday and have got other meetings lined up,” said Waggott who is clearly looking for experience to steady the ship.


I’ll try to speak to the strongest ones first and I’ll tick off others on telephone conversations and follow-up meetings should it be that their appetite and motivation for the current position is high.”
Asked how many candidates the club have targeted themselves, including managers both out of work and currently employed, he said: “It’s quite interesting, I would say 75 per cent of the eight I would have put on a list of people I would think could do a job under the current circumstances, and who I would have looked at approaching.
“There’s a mixture of those who have been out of work for a little while, or certainly one season, and there are some who are currently employed by other clubs who, if it goes further, I would approach their clubs.”
He added: “The challenge I’ve got in my mind is that I’ve got a mini season of 15 games – or 14 potentially by the time the new process is done – and I want to hold myself to that.
“It’s likely that Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday will take things through to MK Dons and the dilemma I have is that I need to accelerate the process but I don’t want to make the wrong decision through the haste of trying to get it done.
“But I have also got to bring someone in who can have an impact on the current playing squad and give it the lift and belief it needs to get the results we need.


“If we get the first win it gives you the self belief that we can move ahead out of the current position and up the league.”
Asked if City will appoint ahead of Tuesday’s game at Oakwell, he said: “If possible but the games are coming thick and fast. “After MK Dons we’ve got seven games in March and six in April before the final scenario against Crawley. If I am not quite there I’ll eventually have a short-list of two/three and then I have to make the right decision subject to the offer we make them, and them taking it on.”
 

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I like the fact he's looking at win % over 40. I guess that rules out James Beattie then
 

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So is he just going to google all the candidates and hire the one with the highest win% then?
 

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I like the fact he's looking at win % over 40. I guess that rules out James Beattie then
What I don't get though is how is that calculated? How many managers out of work will still be without offers if they have a 40% win rate, and why would clubs who have a manager who has a 40% win rate want to move or be let go?

Another interesting comment was
“There’s a mixture of those who have been out of work for a little while, or certainly one season, and there are some who are currently employed by other clubs who, if it goes further, I would approach their clubs.”

How does it work when someone is with a club and has already applied? Would they not have to have had their current employers permission first?
 

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What I don't get though is how is that calculated? How many managers out of work will still be without offers if they have a 40% win rate, and why would clubs who have a manager who has a 40% win rate want to move or be let go?

Another interesting comment was
“There’s a mixture of those who have been out of work for a little while, or certainly one season, and there are some who are currently employed by other clubs who, if it goes further, I would approach their clubs.”

How does it work when someone is with a club and has already applied? Would they not have to have had their current employers permission first?
Very true actually can't be many I know Mowbray is but struggle to find anyone else out of work which suggests going for another manager in work, which again I thought the same I thought you needed permission first before the manager can even say if he is interested or not
 

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SW the illusionist is evaluting people for a job in a game he knows nothing about!!!!!!! I wish JS would be looking for a buyer or at least a replacement for Lloyd Christmas!!!!!!!!!SW and TF should be asked to leave this club NOW, both need to walk away and never ever step back into this club ever again. These pair are making a habit of screwing clubs over and the next interview they give they should be reminded that the majority want them out along with the owners due to poor performance..

SW talking about track records should look at his own, because if he did he would not be employing himself in his current position.....
 
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I don't ask my current employer for permission to apply for other jobs!
Football is a different world though isn't it.

I could apply for a job outside of my company and my existing employer would be seeking compensation. I'd have to serve a notice period of course but that's it.

Some how I think football works very differently.
 

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What I don't get though is how is that calculated? How many managers out of work will still be without offers if they have a 40% win rate, and why would clubs who have a manager who has a 40% win rate want to move or be let go?

Another interesting comment was
“There’s a mixture of those who have been out of work for a little while, or certainly one season, and there are some who are currently employed by other clubs who, if it goes further, I would approach their clubs.”

How does it work when someone is with a club and has already applied? Would they not have to have had their current employers permission first?
Lots of managers out of work with over 40% career win rate.

Rosler, Adkins, Mcdermott and Mowbray off the top of my head

I'm not really sure how it works with managers already in work, probably between agents and the hiring club to see if his client would be interested before making a forman approach. The club can revoke permission as well if satisfactory compo is not negotiated I thin.
 

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It has disaster written all over it this.
Those with experience...to steady the ship, probably all seeking gainful employment because they've all been fired for a rocky ship in most recent times.
Let's face it - most of us aren't looking forward to the future with any real optimism are we. We are hoping for some victories while those just above us lose. Clutching at straws.
Should we find a rich vein of form...the players that are highlighted as key to that rich vein will be sold if they aren't on loan, or be beyond our budget if they are on loan as their value will have increased. So we will start next season with another complete new set of faces & be back to square one.

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What I don't get though is how is that calculated? How many managers out of work will still be without offers if they have a 40% win rate, and why would clubs who have a manager who has a 40% win rate want to move or be let go?

Another interesting comment was
“There’s a mixture of those who have been out of work for a little while, or certainly one season, and there are some who are currently employed by other clubs who, if it goes further, I would approach their clubs.”

How does it work when someone is with a club and has already applied? Would they not have to have had their current employers permission first?
Agents working for Employed or unemployed managers will be throwing the name about, even if the individual is not interested having your name in a paper or on a bookies list is important...
 

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Win ratios annoys the tits out of me
Context has to be used. If you rule someone out because they have a 39% win ratio without the context of the circumstances the manager was working in, you would be crazy.

Win ratios are better left to this forum to be used when someone is losing a debate and need something to hold onto.
 

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This alarms me as the initial criteria could well exclude the best man for the job. Take Mowbray every management appointment has been to a club recently relegated from the pre league so a good squad and money to spend and only 51% at Celtic where they only expect to lose 2 games a season.

Mark Warburton of Brentford has a 55.5% win record, out of a job at the end of the season... Unfashionable club , less potential than ccfc yes people will say they have spent but they also sold so their overall outlay has been modest, he seems to get results in most things he takes on. Even his idea about an U19 league was nicked by UEFA was nicked by them when it was a resounding success and he used it to scout for good young players in on loan.

Riding high at the moment
 

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Id be more than happy to have Mowbray.


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So is he just going to google all the candidates and hire the one with the highest win% then?
Probably as much chance of that method working as any other we've used in the past!

How does it work when someone is with a club and has already applied? Would they not have to have had their current employers permission first?
I would imagine not a million miles away from how it would work for you and I. Apply for a job while in employment, if you get an offer you then need to resign your current post. Of course the difference with football is that they'd know you were resigning to move somewhere else so wouldn't accept your resignation which would leave the club to request permission to make a formal offer and that would mean compo.
 

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What's more of a concern is it also must demotivate Hockaday for Saturday. Barmy methinks to state trying to get new guy in before Barnsley.

It's the players here NOW , who have got to stand up.

Should have said nothing. Was seriously thinking of 4 points minimum from these 2 games.

Not as hopeful now.
 

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Surely when he was parachuted in, he must have been considered as a caretaker, if he could make a go of a mini season. Like I've said before I think Pressley was saved by that last gasp goal.

Did we go to the moon? GEEZ that Waggott makes me so...............pass me another beer Baldrick...What's that You've got a cunning plan?
 

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Just seen a pic of Fernando Alonso leaving hospital........he don't half look like WAGGIE.


Good luck Fernando.
 

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Andy morrell? Really?

May as well ask for Connor Thomas as he should retire from playing shortly.