Grady Wants To Make Caretaker Role Permanent

As expected James Grady and Allan McManus, as Morton's most experienced players with coaching badges, have both been appointed joint caretaker manager - and Grady has ambitions to make the position permanent.

In an article in today's Scottish Sun the pint-sized striker tells Robert Grieve of his desire to take his chance and get on the managerial ladder, he said:

"Myself and Allan are now in a position where we have a chance to step on to the managerial ladder. We are still only in temporary charge and the chairman has not promised us anything. But hopefully we can do well in the time we're given.

"We'll go in and prepare the team the best we can and hopefully results will come. We may only be caretakers, but there's no doubt we both look upon this as an opportunity.

"Allan and I have done our coaching badges and have been taking the club's Under-19s. We enjoy working with players on the training pitch and hopefully that won't change.

"It's about getting the team winning matches and ultimately that's what will either get us the job in the long-term or have us going back to being players."

Grady also hinted that all was not well under the previous manager, he added: "There are players here who weren't involved under the previous gaffer for whatever reason. Everyone is starting from scratch and everyone is available for selection." It will be interesting to see if players like Dominic Shimmin suddenly recover from injury and come back into the fold.

Worryingly, Grady finished by saying that he believed he should've been playing more often than he has. I'd suggest that if he really wants the job he should ignore his own pleas for first team football.

The Scottish Sun - I'll Make Grady As Manager (22.09.2009)

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