Writer: Site Staff
Date:Tuesday October 15 2013
Former manager Kevin Blackwell has said he feels that he's left Bury in a much better position following his spell with us.
Two victories from eleven league matches and a run of seven games without a win unfortunately proved too much for the Bury board and Blackwell said he had no inkling that his departure was on the cards until the chairman called him into his office and told him.
Whilst results may not have gone perfectly to plan for Blackwell, he told the Bury Times that he'll always have fond memories of the club and that he feels he's left us in a much stronger position than the one he joined us in, but more importantly, despite the shock and disappointment at the boards' decision he wishes the club the very best of luck for the future as everyone associated with the club continues to try and push us forward and improve us further.
'I had no inkling at all, I was just called into the office and that was it. Obviously it's disappointing and I still don't know the reason, but it's their decision and I wish Bury well.'
Blackwell continues to say that with the changes that took place over the summer, even down to the new gym for the players, and other changes he asked for and insisted on, he feels will leave Bury with a lasting legacy thanks to him and he's hoping that those elements of him that will remain despite his departure, can really benefit the club in the many years to come.
As for potential replacements, former Accrington and Rochdale boss John Coleman has taken to the press to explain that following his nine months out of the game, he will be applying for the Bury job.
The 51 year old says he knows League Two like the back of his hand and he believes he could have a lot of success with Bury and get us promoted back to League One if given the time and the backing to do so, and not only does he have experience of fighting at the top of the table, but he also knows what's needed when you are battling at the wrong end.
We also apparently have interest from former Newcastle wideman Nolberto Solano and it's being reported that he too has now already submitted an application for the job.
There is also reported interest from former Leeds striker Noel Whelan and ex Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean.
Ronnie Jepson, our current caretaker manager remains the favourite with the bookies though.
Date:Tuesday October 15 2013
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