27/10/2009

Doubts Over Moore

Just when it looked for all the world that Allan Moore would be the new Morton manager three reports in today's papers have cast a bit of doubt over his chances.

Both the Scottish Sun and the Press And Journal have stories about Morton having to agree to Stirling Albion chairman Peter McKenzie's compensation demands. I might be reading a little too much into this but the fact it has appeared in the press suggests to me that they are struggling to come to an agreement. Especially interesting is both paper's insistence that McKenzie is in a very strong position due to the fact Moore has recently signed a two year contract extension.

The Greenock Telegraph reveals that Douglas Rae is still looking at candidates. Rae interviewed League Of Ireland side Dundalk's manager Sean Connor (pictured, above left) as recently as yesterday and told the Tele's Roger Graham that Connor has as good a chance as anyone: "He [Connor] is in the mix with the others. All I would say is that he seems a decent candidate. We'll be going over all those who have been interviewed later in the week before making any announcement."

It will be interesting to see if Rae dips into his pocket to get his man or if the compensation demands push him down a different route.



Press And Journal - Morton Will Have To Pay To Get Moore (27.09.2009)

Greenock Telegraph - Surprise As Irish Boss Interviewed For Morton Job (27.10.2009)

1 comment:

mortonjag said...

It's all very confusing to me. Surely GMFC were capable of doing some research before interviewing Moore. Surely they must have had a 'ball park figure' on what he is likely to cost.

As usual Douglas Rae appears to be milking this for all he's worth. How often in the past have we been choked by his spin, only to be disappointed in the end?

I DO suspect he's hoping for help from another director (again).