With Notts County sitting 22nd in the League Two table, and after a 4-0 defeat at Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon which marked their 9th successive defeat in the league, it was inevitably time for John Sheridan to depart Meadow Lane.
But for many Notts fans, the boss’s departure is something that Magpies fans have become accustomed to over the past few years, as the club now find themselves looking for their 11th manager in 6 years; a staggering amount for any team in the Football League.
For a team that looked odds on for promotion at the beginning of the campaign, especially with the calibre of the new signings and the new manager, one of the league’s sleeping giants are currently staring relegation right in the face, which just isn’t good enough for Notts County.
A new era is dawning on Meadow Lane with local businessman Alan Hardy taking over the club from controversial owner Ray Trew, and this January transfer window is pivotal in determining the world’s oldest Football League club’s position in the Football League at the end of the season.
Midfielder Alan Smith has taken charge on a temporary basis for the time being, but here, we take a look at THREE potential replacements for John Sheridan at Notts County…