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23rd November 2010 14:46

StagsPlayer pre-match interview with John Radford --->

StagsPlayer pre-match chat with Kevin Bird --->

StagsPlayer post-match Greg Fee interview from yesterday --->

Radio Nottm pre-match interview with John Radford --->


Penney not certain to be next Stags boss
Evening Post, 20 Nov 2010
DAVE Penney is not a racing certainty to be Mansfield Town's next manager – despite spending today's game against Hayes and Yeading sat next to chairman and owner John Radford as his guest.


Former Doncaster Rovers boss Penney is good friends with Radford, whose company One Call Insurance is the main shirt sponsor of the South Yorkshire club.

The two took in today's game against the Londoners at Field Mill.

But Radford is adamant his mind is not yet made up and that he has three names in mind.

"Dave was with me at the Hayes and Yeading game in the directors' box, but we are not looking at giving him the position at the moment. There are a few other people I need to see first," he said.

"I have talked to him, but it was more of a friendly chat. There are a couple of other people in the frame.

"At least you know now he is a candidate but don't put money on him yet."


Radford told the Non-League Paper: "I've got lots of confidence in Dave Penney. He's an excellent manager but I'm not saying Dave Penney is in the line up at all. The amount of applications we are getting is tremendous and I will probably have a shortlist by the end of next week. I think it will take me three weeks to sort out."


Stags owner will take no risks with appointment of next manager
Evening Post, 22 Nov 2010
OWNER John Radford will take no risks with the appointment of Mansfield Town's next manager, insisting experience is key.


The Stags were without a boss following Thursday's departure of David Holdsworth, with his former assistant Duncan Russell stepping up in a caretaker capacity.

The former Sheffield United player was chosen by a previous board as someone with potential who would develop over time.

But Radford favours bringing in a boss with a proven track record. Dave Penney fits into that category and remains a strong favourite, having watched Saturday's 3-2 victory over Hayes and Yeading from the Field Mill directors' box.

But Radford insists he has two other candidates in mind, who could include former York and Port Vale boss Martin Foyle, ex-Notts County manager Ian McParland and Jimmy Quinn, who has taken charge of four Football League sides.

"All those I'm looking at have managed in the Football League," said Radford.

"I do think it's important they have managed at that level.

"I'm not looking for someone young and up and coming.

"I want someone with experience who can get the team winning.

"Dave was with me at the Hayes and Yeading game in the directors' box, but we are not looking at giving him the position at the moment. There are a couple of other people in the frame.

"At least you know now he is a candidate, but don't put money on him yet.

"It is important we get the situation resolved quickly. It is three weeks at the outside, but it will be sooner than that if all goes well."

Although Radford is not ruling him out, Russell knows he is unlikely to get the nod permanently.

But he would like to stay on at Field Mill to assist a new manager.

He said: "If the chairman wants to change it and go with someone else, that's fine.

"If I am to leave then hopefully I can first help get some points that can lead the team to the play-offs and promotion come the end of the season.

"I would like to stay and work with someone but I know what football is like. Managers like to have their own staff and I accept that."


Penney watches Stags snatch late win as hunt for new Mansfield Town manager goes onSponsored by
CHAD.co.uk, Sat Nov 20 2010

STAGS chairman John Radford confirmed on Saturday that there were three names in the frame for the vacant manager's job and all have Football League management experience.


Former Doncaster boss Dave Penney - who once guided Rovers out of the Conference and back into the Football League - remains the favourite to replace David Holdsworth, who left Mansfield Town by mutual consent on Thursday.

Penney was a guest of Radford in the directors' box for Saturday's home win over Hayes and Yeading, but Radford said: “Don't put your money on Dave Penney just yet.

“He is my guest today but we are not talking about offering him the position at the moment. I have a few other people I need to see first.

“I have three names in mind and will have a new man installed within three weeks at the outside.

“I am not looking for a young up and coming manager. I want someone with a bit of experience who can come in and settle the players down and start getting us some winning results.

“The people I am looking at have all managed at League level.

“Also let's see what Duncan Russell does. He could get himself into the frame yet, you never know.”

Former York boss Martin Foyle was at the last Stags home match and is another name being mentioned as a possibility for the vacancy. Also, former Cambridge United boss Jimmy Quinn was reported to be at the Mill on Saturday, while Chris Coleman has also been linked.

On the departure of Holdsworth, Radford said: “I did not sack him, it was a mutual agreement that we parted company.

“Results have not been good. It has been on my mind for a few weeks now and I have lost quite a lot of sleep over it.

“So we sat down and had a chat on Thursday and made the decision and wished David all the best.

“I went in and spoke to the players and it seemed to go down well in the dressing room.

“I just couldn't leave it any longer. It was time for a change.”


If you can't get to Field Mill on Saturday for the game against Hayes & Yeading, then THE ONLY PLACE to listen to full match commentary will be on StagsPlayer (no commentary will be available anywhere else).

And Chairman John Radford will be live in conversation with StagsPlayer commentator Nigel Pinnick shortly before kick off tomorrow.

This service is available to StagsPlayer subscribers only and will be broadcast live 15 minutes prior to kick off tomorrow against Hayes & Yeading.

There's still time to sign up if you are not already on StagsPlayer by following the link below. Be first in the know with this exclusive coverage of Mr Radford reflecting on his decision to part company with David Holdsworth.

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