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VIDEO: Hall wants Stags job
mansfieldtown.net Tue 17 May 2011

Paul Hall confirmed to the press yesterday that he has applied for the managerial vacancy here at Field Mill.

Hall is one of seven candidates to have made the final shortlist as the interviewing process to find Duncan Russell's successor begins today



Hall: I want to take Stags back into the Football League
Evening Post, 17 May 2011

PAUL Hall has vowed to lead Mansfield Town back into the Football League if he is handed the vacant manager's job.


The caretaker boss, former assistant to the departed Duncan Russell, will be interviewed for the post today.

Hall is thought to be one of seven or eight candidates, most of whom will be seen this week.

He believes now is the right time for him to step into management and feels he can draw on his extensive playing experience.

"I am throwing my hat squarely into the ring because I believe I can do a good job and I know what the people of Mansfield want," said Hall.

"I have a hunger and desire to succeed and a very good rapport with the players. I have lived and breathed with them these past six months.

"There are going to be a lot of people going for the job. It's a big club, a sleeping giant.

"But I know I can bring this club promotion and I want to have that chance.

"I'm confident in my ability. I have been at the highest level with Jamaica and also in the Premier League as a player. There are a lot of changes that need to happen."

Mansfield released five players last week but Hall confirmed the futures of the others out of contract will not be decided until a new manager is appointed


Hall To Have Stags Boss Interview Tomorrow
mansfield103.co.uk, Monday 16th May, 2011

Mansfield Town caretaker boss Paul Hall has told Mansfield 103.2 that he will be interviewed for the vacant manager's position at Field Mill on Tuesday.


He threw his hat into the ring to replace Duncan Russell who was told last week that his contract would not be renewed.

When asked what he would bring to the role if he was picked, Hall said: "Hunger and desire to succeed. I've got a great rapport with the players. I've lived and breathed with those players for the last six months now.

"I know what the fans want, I know what the players want to achieve and I want to bring in players here who want to wear the Mansfield shirt with pride and want to die for it."


Cox throws his hat into the ring for the manager's job at Mansfield Town
Evening Post, by Matt Halfpenny, 14 May 2011

PAUL Cox today threw his hat into the ring for the vacant manager's job at Mansfield Town by insisting the club has the potential to emulate fierce rivals Chesterfield.


The Stags have begun their search for a new boss after not renewing the contract of Duncan Russell following a 13th place league finish.

Cox quit Eastwood Town last week after guiding them into the Blue Square Bet North play-offs, only for the Badgers to be unable to compete because their Coronation Park ground was deemed not good enough.

He is ambitious to cut his teeth at a higher level after leading Eastwood to two promotions and the FA Cup third round for the first time in their history and says he will be applying for the Field Mill post.

"Of course I would be interested in a job like Mansfield because they are a big club with a proud history," said Cox.

"I look at the club and I really think they should be on a par with Chesterfield rather than languishing halfway in the Blue Square Bet Premier. There is massive potential there.

"They have the same kind of catchment area and fan base and should be aiming to get into League One.

"It is a massive project, but it is an exciting one for whoever gets the nod."

Chief executive Steve Barker has stressed the club's next appointment must be flexible with what budget they can work with.

Cox said: "At Eastwood I have managed with very little money and I have also managed when it has been in place and there has been a promotion target to meet.

"I felt I did well in both scenarios and either does not faze me."

The Stags are expected to conduct interviews with several candidates, although no time frame has been put in place.

Names being linked to the job are Ronnie Moore, Sammy McIlroy, Paul Trollope and former defender Ian Baraclough, as well as previous interviewees Dave Penney and Martin Foyle.


McIlroy taking his time over deciding his future as Stags search for new boss
Evening Post, 18 May 2011

MANSFIELD Town would have to delay appointing a new manager if they want to pursue Sammy McIlroy.


The former Manchester United and Northern Ireland midfielder has just stepped down from the helm at League Two Morecambe.

He successfully guided the Shrimps into the Football League by winning the Conference, a feat he also performed at Macclesfield.

But while the 56-year-old hints he would relish a return to the game, he is in no immediate rush.

Mansfield have already started interviewing for the vacant post following Duncan Russell's departure last week, with caretaker boss Paul Hall in the running.

McIlroy said: "I have had calls from around the country asking me if I am interested in different posts.

"I haven't applied for any position and have had no contact from Mansfield."

Dave Penney and Martin Foyle – both in the frame when Russell was appointed – as well as Paul Cox and Ronnie Moore are among those linked to the Mansfield job


Connor: Stags need to act quickly to find a new boss
Evening Post, 16 May 2011

STRIKER Paul Connor today insisted Mansfield Town need to appoint a new manager quickly – but trusts the board to get it right.


The Stags are currently without a boss after deciding not to renew Duncan Russell's contract.

Chief executive Steve Barker has stressed the club will not rush into a decision because of the importance of getting the right candidate.

Connor – who is one of nine players already retained – agrees with that policy but at the same time knows time is of the essence.

"The chairman and board will have their own ideas on who they want to take the club forward and we have to have faith in them to make that decision," he said.

"It's a massive appointment for the club. The board need to get the right man and they don't need me to tell them that.

"I don't think it matters whether they come from non-league or the League. There is no right or wrong way to go.

"But I think it needs to be sorted sooner rather than later, the quicker the better really.

"The new manager will need time to organise our pre-season, to bring players in and let others go.

"There is a lot to do in just a few weeks."


http://twitter.com/ELITEtheAGENTS, Tue 17 May 2011
Interviews are Paul hall,Paul cox,ronnie moore,surprise Dave penny,and Martin Foyle.


Strong rumours on the Stagsnet messageboard suggested that the 7 interviewees were:
Paul Cox, Justin Edinburgh, Richie Barker, Paul Hall, Ronnie Moore, Dave Penney, and one other.

Rumours on the Stagsnet messageboard suggested that it was a close decision between :
Paul Cox, Justin Edinburgh, Richie Barker.



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