Caretakers given full time jobs? Good or a bad thing?
On the plus side for the board, it will help them look loyal at a time when they have just committed the wholly-disloyal act of sacking the previous manager.
On the minus, the caretaker will usually come with little or no experience of leading.
On the plus, he will know the team inside out.
On the minus, he won’t bring fresh eyes to the club.
On the plus, he will be much cheaper than a new manager… ah, now we get to the crux of the arguments that must go on in board rooms around the country. The price. And the most recent boardroom to be housing the debate is in Burnley, where they will decide this we if he caretaker boss Steve Davis (no, not that one) wants the job on a full-time basis.
“It was a good start,” Davis told BBC Sport. “I’ll speak to the chairman this week and we will talk about the job.
“It was a proud moment for me to manage the club that I love and we will see what happens next.”
Sounds like he wants the job, so it’s over to the club on this one. Would he make a good appointment, or is promoting a caretaker a bad idea?