That Vacancy........an opinion !









Jim Gannon.

Jim Gannon , is holder of a full UEFA Pro Licence, and  is held in great esteem at Edgeley Park .

Following 10 years as a goalscoring centre half, Jim returned to lead County into League One - from the brink of demotion from the Football League, taking caretaker charge of County as Chris Turner's successor in 2005. The team were then bottom of League Two but rallied under the man affectionately known as "Jimbo" who, after landing the job, finally beat the drop on the last day of the season.

The following year, County established a League record of nine consecutive victories without conceding a goal, but missed a play-off place on goal difference despite a 5-0 last-day win over Darlington.

In 2007-08 Gannon's team finished fourth and won promotion with a 3-2 triumph over Rochdale in the play-off final at Wembley.





Jim was offered the Brighton job in February, 2009 but stayed loyal despite County's mounting financial problems. He kept the club in League One but was made redundant after the club went into administration.

Gannon won 79 of his 182 matches with the Hatters, a victory ratio of 43.4%.

County's current travails would have perhaps been avoided had Jim's return to the Club( 2011/12) not been curtailed by the sack at the hands of a regime addicted to fantasy which ultimately saw us drop out of the FL and then the Conference Premier as well!

Jim's record with  Northwich Victoria since is nothing less than a small miracle....it is time for his return again, nothing less will do  if County's sorry decline is to be halted.

Ian Brown

Comments

  1. All I've heard lately is 'we should be moving forwards, not backwards' and 'jim is part of the reason we're in this mess', amongst other things. People claiming he was doing the club over with a clause that saw him pocket 10% of transfer income, despite the fact that he never requested such a clause. These people conveniently forget that in his second stint he managed us for gratis in the back half of season 11/12. A lot of naysayers regarding Jim and it hurts on a personal level when I see people insulting him and his achievements. Fact is, if Snape hadn't been such an arrogant arsehole in 12/13, withdrawing funds from the budget (that conveniently reappeared when Kaleziç and McKnight walked through the door), holding personal grudges against Jim I have little doubt we would have stayed up comfortably that season. Some clubs are just suited to one man. For example Bournemouth to Eddie Howe, Rochdale to Keith Hill, Manchester United to Alex Ferguson...perhaps some people need to get to grips with the fact that our one man is James Paul Gannon. It's not a coincidence that he always bails us out of the shit on his return. If Mike Flynn is only managing for the interim and not putting himself forward as a candidate then this club only has one option and the men upstairs must get on their knees and beg his return. If not...well, get used to regional football!

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  2. Well said this confusing world...
    I hope the Club Board will now rectify matters, but no holding of breath will be involved on my part!

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