Swindon Town fans will have been left reeling by the news this morning that Robbie Fowler could well be in line to become the club’s new manager, with BBC Wiltshire Sport taking to Twitter to announce that the former Liverpool striker has been in talks with the club.
The Robins have been searching for a new manager since seeing John Sheridan leave his post back in April after he saw his side humbled by their fellow League One relegation strugglers AFC Wimbledon at Plough Lane.
Fowler’s only previous experience of management in any capacity came at Brisbane Roar and SC East Bengal, clubs who are a world away from the day to day pressures of the Football League.
With Swindon having dropped down to League Two after succumbing to relegation this term, they will be looking to appoint a new man at the helm as soon as possible as they look to rebuild.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions to the news via social media as the Swindon faithful responded to the tweet in their droves.
I’m ok with Fowler, fits the bill@of type of manager who’s does well at Swindon. As long as he’s got an experienced assistant. Think the football will be good.
Who’s employing him I have a problem with
— Ben Nicholls (@pieman80) May 11, 2021
This could be a clem signing Fowler has spent the last few years in Australia
— Neil Houghton (@Neilhoughton82) May 11, 2021
Are you serious… pic.twitter.com/tF48BjSsz3
— Corey Harper (@CoreyHarpz) May 11, 2021
Genuinely don’t know how to feel about this 🤷♂️
— Alex Carter (@AlexCarter145) May 11, 2021
— Thomas Martin (@TJMEERKAT) May 11, 2021
Give me Fowler over Steve Evans any day of the week https://t.co/41B3NET5u6
— Guy Pakeman (@guypakeman) May 11, 2021
I can’t tell whether to be happy or a little nervous 👀😅 https://t.co/mU1RS1K9Om
— Sean Wyn Lewis (@SeanWynLewis1) May 11, 2021
My idol as a young football fan. GOD has my vote! https://t.co/YHYi7rdZSI
— kevin STFC foley (@foleyfliwuernwt) May 11, 2021
Christ no thanks https://t.co/RBSKevj1Cs
— Oliver (@oliverjamesstfc) May 11, 2021
Are we living in some alternate universe? https://t.co/QP4lWnKI7U
— Ross Vince (@RossVince7) May 11, 2021
Ah god help us https://t.co/X0nvYutKfo
— josh strange (@joshua35833596) May 11, 2021