Warney expects manager in before May

Last updated : 12 March 2017 By Millersmad

In a frank interview with Paul Davis, the interim gaffer spoke openly about the mangerial role at the club; "We as near as damn it know what division we are in next year. I would expect the club to make an appointment before the end of the season. I can’t see it going longer than that. No chance. If it’s not me, a new person will be in, even if they’re just coming in on a passive basis to start with - coming to the training ground, meeting the lads, having a couple of weeks behind the scenes but not taking the team. I could imagine something like that." Warne said.

"How it happened last year, I don’t think the club would make that mistake again. I presume it will get to a stage soon - maybe this next international break - when the club will have an opportunity to sit down and find out what everybody wants to do."

"When I took over I said I didn’t want to do it long term. I have changed a little bit. I have grown into a little bit. It’s a bit like when you have a kid, I think. Before you have kids, you can’t imagine a life with them. As soon as you have kids, you can’t remember your life without them."

"Although I didn’t plan for this route, it feels like I have been a manager for ages. I know it’s been only three months, but it’s probably been the longest three months of my life! I can’t remember being a fitness coach really. So, now, it doesn’t seem such a shock if my route was to take me that way. But my message is still the same as it’s always been. I’m just happy to work at the club. That is the gospel truth. If the chairman said to me ‘Warney, I definitely want you to do it. Sleep on it, tell me what you think’ and I chose to do it, great. If the chairman said he was definitely giving it to someone else, I’d say ‘great’. I’m not banging the drum in either direction. I’m just trying to do my best in the situation at the moment."

"I still have this oddly romantic view that I just want the best person to be the manager of this team. If that’s me, great. And if it isn’t me, also great. I have no issue with that."

"With certain things in place, I know what my answer would be. With certain guarantees of what I can and can’t do, I would do it." he added.