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Accies Boss Reid Talks To Owls

Accies Boss Reid Talks To Owls

Hamilton Academicals boss Billy Reid has emerged as a front-runner for the Wednesday manager's hot seat this week.

The SPL manager is thought to be one of a number on a shortlist to succeed Brian Laws at the helm, a shortlist that also includes Nigel Worthington.

Vital Sheffield Wednesday understands Reid has been, or will be in Sheffield soon, for talks with Owls chairman Lee Strafford.

The 47-year-old won the Manager of the Year Award in 2008 for Hamilton after guiding the club to the SPL, and continues to work wonders in Scotland's top flight.

Hamilton ran out 2-1 winners over Aberdeen at the weekend, a result which moves them up to seventh in the table and comes on the back of an impressive victory over Hearts.

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Date:Wednesday December 16 2009
Time: 12:24PM


Please don't give him he job!!!
will it ever happen
16/12/2009 12:36:00
Who is this bloke? What do people think of Billy Davies being mentioned. I am not convinced hes 100% happy at Forest though he would be mad to leave.
16/12/2009 12:38:00
Davies won't leave Forest.
16/12/2009 12:42:00
I have been that dismayed with performances of late, have not felt the urge to make any posts, however there has been some good debate on the previous threads and thought I would join in. One chap on "let the Manager debate begin" thread pointed out with the individuals signed by Sturrock Laws did very well and got the best out of them. His failings have been with those he has purchased. I do not think he has left a good squad and half a dozen of the the first team squad are not suitable palyers for this division. Hence who ever comes in will have to bring in talent to ensure we survive. Of the names mentioned Coppell would be the one who could probably do this. I like others do not believe he would join us. Cotterill I have always rated as he certainly improves players and has never been given the chance to work with lots of money. As we need a new first team coach he could be ideal for this role. We also need a wise head who can identify talent and who can deliver at this level. I am not certain who could fulfil this role, although someone with knowledge and access to foreign markets may help. It has been rumoured Forest have refused a Championship club permission to speak to Davies. I have never liked his style but have to admit his tactics are effective at Championship level. Reid has done remarkbly well with Hamilton and obviously has something going for him. The question would be how easily would he find it to adapt to Championship football. Worthington is not someone who I would want in charge. I believe he is using this as an opprortunity to raise his salary as NI manager. Sheridan would not be allowed to leave Chesterfield and would resuly in more angst. I think Robins who did an excellent job at Rotherham and looks to being doing well at Barnsley would be someone I think could do a good job for us. Finally some speculation, I have been told by someone who is well connected with Chelsea that a former Spanish international who has played in England is interested in the post but can not think who this would be.
16/12/2009 13:11:00
I like the sound of this, He's done a good job with limited resources in scotland which is basically what we need, a younger manager with a bit of ambition is just what we're after. But ye I agree that it would be good to have someone more experienced to advise on the transfer market, what funds we do have need to be used more effectively...
16/12/2009 14:23:00
Doesn't appeal to me, Russell Slade was like a god on the south coast saved Brighton from certain relegation, spent a fortune on players (by Brightons meagre standards), signed a new contract and is now on the dole, we need a proven guy a one off my not be so lucky next time. Let's see how McAuley does
Brighton Owl
16/12/2009 14:52:00
Radon Barrier
16/12/2009 15:20:00
Actually I'm being unfair. I think he is one of the Proclaimers.
Radon Barrier
16/12/2009 15:21:00
Clearly he is doing a fantastic job on limited resources. I would not rule him out just because we have not heard of him. There have been some fantastic managers come down from Scotland (and probably some rubbish ones too!)
16/12/2009 19:44:00
I'd rather have billy bunter than billy davies.
16/12/2009 20:24:00
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