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Ian McParland weighs in on Notts County managerial search


Former Notts County manager Ian "Charlie" McParland has given his thoughts on Kevin Nolan's dismissal at Meadow Lane as well as the concept of paying compensation for a replacement.

Nolan was let go on Sunday after the Magpies fell to their fourth League Two defeat in a row at Lincoln City.

Two of the three managers supposedly being headhunted by Alan Hardy were believed to be Crawley Town’s Harry Kewell and AFC Wimbledon’s Neal Ardley.

“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," McParland told Notts TV.

“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?

“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.”

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i think most fans would have stuck with him, a few wins could have turned it around but now we are searching for a manager in a pool of dross.

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I wish they'd stuck with Nolan a bit longer too, could have got somebody in the loan thing, and gave him til October or so. Just can't see the point in.paying out money in compo, that could have gone on players. 

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