Former Grimsby Town defender Danny Butterfield has put himself in the frame to take over as manager of the League Two club, according to Football Insider.
Grimsby are currently searching for a new manager after parting company with Michael Jolley last week, after a run of seven games without a win in all competitions.
According to Football Insider, former Grimsby favourite Butterfield has applied for the role. The 39-year-old began his career at Blundell Park and went on to make over 140 appearances for the Mariners.
Butterfield has held a number of different coaching roles since retiring from his playing career three years ago and is keen to cut his teeth in the world of management.
Have Grimsby made the right decision in removing Jolley?
Grimsby finished 17th in League Two under Jolley last season, but are have made a slow start to the new season and currently sit 18th in the table.
I’m not convinced that it was the right decision for Grimsby to part company with Jolley in the first place. There’s no denying that results over the past few weeks have been nowhere near good enough, but I still think he deserved a bit more time to try and turn things around.
However, with that said, the club have made their decision now and it’s so important that they make the right call when it comes to appointing his successor – despite his lack of experience as a manager, Butterfield could be a decent choice.
His appointment would obviously have to be considered a risk, but he’s got a good amount of experience as a coach and could have what it takes to get the best out of the players. He’s a manager that the fans at Blundell Park would be able to get behind too.
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