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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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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 16 2009

Time: 12:24PM

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Please don't give him he job!!!
will it ever happen
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.
jamesc1905
Davies won't leave Forest.
nickswfc
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.
caversham
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...
regi_stinker
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
Whoooooooooooooooo!
Radon Barrier
Actually I'm being unfair. I think he is one of the Proclaimers.
Radon Barrier
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!)
priestley
I'd rather have billy bunter than billy davies.
doitforlove
i think billy elliot should get the job we could dance round their defence lol or billy joel he didnt start the fire but he could light one under their lazy arses billy connolly would fit in we are a fecking joke...who is this bloke?
HorburyOwl
Lets just see what happens Sat first off.
jamesc1905
Anyone can be a promising manager in Scotland??!! Totally different league! This sounds vaguely like Craig Levein going Leicster a while back? Loads of potential and results in Scotland but then not hacking the Championship! We need someone who has been there and done it as we all ever do is "get someone with potential" or "someone who can stabilise the club" neither of which has worked! McCauley is a coach in my opinion and I think if he gt offered the job FT it wouldnt work and he'd end up leaving the club whilst unnecessarily undoing all the hard work he has done with the academy so far and that needs finishing in the future! With Stafford in charge we'll probably be offered Mourinhio but get Magilton!!!
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