Morton Job Interests Duffy

The rumour mill is going to overdrive and one name keeps popping up in connection with the Morton manager's job - Jim Duffy.

In an article (pictured below - read by clicking to enlarge) in today's Scottish Sun Robert Grieve informs us that Duffy would love the job. Duffy said: "Of course the Morton job would interest me. I know from my time playing at Cappielow it's a fantastic club with huge potential."

Name: Jim Duffy
Age: 48 (d.o.b - 27.4.1959)
Position (as a player): Central Defence
Nationality: Scottish
Former Clubs (Player): Celtic, Morton, Dundee, Partick Thistle
Former Clubs (Non-playing): Falkirk [manager], Dundee [player/assistant manager then player/ manager, returned as manager for a 2nd spell], Hibs [manager], Chelsea [coach], Portsmouth [coach], Hearts [Director of football], Norwich City [assistant manager then caretaker-manager]
Awards: 1984/85 - Scottish PFA Players' Player Of The Year
Competitions: 1995/96 League Cup runners up (Dundee), 2002/03 Scottish Cup runners up
Others: Relegations - 1993/94 & 2004/05 (both Dundee), 1997/98 (Hibs - sacked in February of that season)

In researching Duffy's career I came upon an interesting article on the Dundee Mad website. The article is a balanced criticism of Duffy's time at Dundee but includes the line: "We feel that perhaps Jim Duffy values his own opinions so strongly that no other view gets a look in. That appears to have been his downfall as a manager throughout his career." The Dundee Mad admin sees this as a negative but knowing that he will be working under Douglas Rae Morton fans could see this as a positive.

John Davies, Rowan Alexander and Dick Campbell are other managers rumoured to be intersted in the job.

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