Last night, the Scottish Daily Mail journalist Stephen McGowan, a well-known friend of the crumbling Lawwell regime, released an article on the Lennon situation in which he threw out a series of names, including two he says are actively looking for the job.
It is interesting that someone so close to Lawwell is throwing names out like this; are we to read anything into it? To know the answer to that we have to look at the names themselves.
This is a varied list, and some on it are more likely candidates than others
I think it is well worth considering this as more than just a journalist throwing up possibilities.
This might be our temperature being taken.
They are a mixed bag, from managers whose names have frequently appeared during this saga to others who are perhaps being properly looked at for the first time. Some are obvious. Others not so much.
One, at least, we can – and should – discount entirely, for reasons which I’ll make clear, and which, I fear, the board might see as positives.
Rule nothing in and rule nothing out.
We’ve been here before only to be badly, badly let down by the club with the appointment of Lennon.
Yet we’ve also been here before and ended up with the top drawer, A-List candidate we’d been looking for.
Without further ado, let’s see who McGowan name-checked in the piece.