Round came up thinking he was going to be offered DOF role, but we actually only offered him first time role coach. This was because Keane refused to come on board unless he was the assistant.
Round rejected 1st team coach because he wanted DOF role or at least assistant role.
Well one thing for certain is that we dont want a manager that puts us in the position that Woodgate did. We need experience and a bit of cunning. Now to me that sounds like Warnock. I agree it is made difficult by his age and reluctance to move up North but at the moment I cant see much alternative.
At his age he might actually like a 2-3 day working week. But I'm fairly convinced that Warnock isn't the answer to our DoF prayers. If he is the one putting together our recruitment strategy he might as well also be manager.
I can't imagine Warnock behind the scenes. He's too steeped in the pitchside mentality and he loves training too much to put his feet up in a windowless office somewhere in the Riverside while someone else gets to shout at the defence. He'd end up telling the manager/coach they were crap (which they probably would be, knowing our recruitment) and then either him or the manager would have to leave 'by mutual consent'. Then all the long-term strategies we'd put in place would be tossed up in the air, and we'd have to start completely afresh.
Actually, that sounds familiar...