Bury manager Ryan Lowe has been linked with a possible switch to Plymouth Argyle this week, a surprising move considering the status of the two clubs.
Bury have recently earned promotion from League Two at the first attempt, whilst the Pilgrims have dropped out of League One with a dismal season under their belt.
Under usual circumstances, Bury fans would be incandescent with rage, asking why on earth their manager would consider such a move. They might be touting a few names for possible replacements too, hoping to snare someone with the ability to take them to the next level.
Ask any Bury fan what they think of the news right now and you’ll likely get a shrug and a pained look in return.
This week they face their second date at the High Court, following the initial adjournment earlier in the season. This is the one thing on fan’s minds and that won’t be affected by any manager change. Pep Guardiola could take over and right now, they wouldn’t bat an eyelid.
This Wednesday could see their football club cease to exist. They’re up for sale, Steven Dale only managing six months in charge before the weight of debt forced him to seek a buyer. Players haven’t been paid, full back Tom Miller putting out an angry tweet about the situation.
The club is in ruins and who might be managing them next season is inconsequential. Few Shakers fans would begrudge Lowe a move to a club who pay players and staff on time. He’s given them memories this season, he’s handed them the joy of automatic promotion and got the side playing great football.
If there’s any way through the next three days for Bury then maybe their fans will ask about managers, players and the like, but until they come out of the High Court with their club intact, nothing truly matters to them at all.
It’s a situation no good, honest football fan should ever find themselves in and the people who brought this debacle onto the club should hang their heads in shame.