So Craig Short is the man handpicked by Ray Trew and his associates to lead the club’s charge into League One, ahead of more established managerial prospects such as George Burley or Paul Ince.
It’s a puzzling decision to be fair, but not one that should be disregarded so easily as some are choosing to.
I do think it would be hard to argue that Craig Short is experienced enough for the role, having only managed briefly (without the required UEFA licenses) for Ferencvaros of Hungary (currently the nation ranked 57th in the world) for nigh-on six months, but Ray Trew will have his reasons.
Just seven days ago Ray was singing the praises of Paul Ince’s application for the role, it would’ve looked for all intents and purposes that the job was sewn up on Ince’s part, with another seven applicants still to be interviewed including two marquee names who’s interest had surprised the chairman.
With all of that said, dubious choice or not, Craig behind closed doors has obviously done something to shatter all expectations of him to seal the opportunity to manage at Meadow Lane.
Ray for whatever reason has made his decision, and will by some accounts be bringing in an experienced technical director as well so as things stand we’re probably only half way to knowing the team’s leaders for the season.
It really isn’t a time to believe Ray Trew’s about to do anything detrimental to the club’s fortunes. So far he’s done nothing but good for the club so surely that buys him a little bit of patience from the club’s supporters?