Watch: Former Notts boss and player Charlie McParland on recruiting managers in jobs
Former Notts County manager and striker Charlie McParland has said ‘he would not pay compensation for managers in jobs’ after owner and chairman Alan Hardy said he has spoken to three bosses in work.
Kevin Nolan was hired by owner and chairman Alan Hardy in January 2016 but was sacked on Sunday (August 26) after picking up one point from the opening five league games.
Hardy has said he is in talks with three managers to become the new boss at Meadow Lane.
Two of the three are reported to be Crawley Town’s Harry Kewell and AFC Wimbledon’s Neal Ardley.
But Charlie McParland thinks Notts should look at the managers who are currently out of work.
Speaking on the latest episode of Team Talk, he said: “For me, there are a lot of good managers out of work and I wouldn’t want to be paying compensation for managers that are in jobs already.
“If Ardley and Kewell want to talk to Hardy, who can only pick one, and I’m a chairman of one of their football clubs and my manager wants to talk to another club, I’m thinking where’s his commitment here?”
McParland said he is not a fan of the ‘manager merry-go round’.
He said: “The sacking season used to be October and I didn’t agree with that – chairmen and owners should show a bit more faith in people.
“I would have certainly given Nolan, be it right or wrong you never know, a bit more time to recover this situation because it’s still really early and 41 league games are left.
“He could’ve gone on a run of four or five wins or he might have lost another few but I would have stuck with him to see how he would have done.”