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Talks held with McInnes?

Talks held with McInnes?

St Johnstone boss, Derek McInnes is widely thought to be on Burnley's short-list to find a replacement for Brian Laws.

The Scottish Sun today reports that Burnley have already held talks with the 39 year old.

If that is true the Burnley board obviously didn't feel the need to go public this time announcing an official appraoch like they did for Norwich gaffer,Paul Lambert. Lambert appears to have rejected Burnley after making a further statement last night that he was staying at Carrow Road.

St Johnstone are understood to be desperate to keep McInnes at McDiarmid Park although Saints chairman, Geoff Brown is believed to be willing to let McInnes go should his ambition be to manage in England and follow in the footsteps of their former manager, Owen Coyle.

We profiled McInnes recently so if you want to know more about him please click this link:

So what about Derek McInnes for Gaffer?


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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Saturday January 8 2011
Time: 7:31AM

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Could lightning strike twice, two former St Johnstone managers getting Burnley promoted? Well if we do opt for him, I just hope he is not a prat like Coyle turned out to be!
turfmanphil
08/01/2011 07:35:00
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His form looks good. The trouble is where he is coming from. It's not exactly ideal - they are going to look at us with some animosity and it will be justified. That aside the financial gain and higher profile for him would have to be the decider. Then back to the original point - is he the man we need?
AndyHo
08/01/2011 08:31:00
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St Johnstone are really gonna love us, but if its him and he can do as the other Scot did and get us promoted, he would be the right man, unfortunately my crystal ball is a bit foggy so can't really answer that.
sheclaret
08/01/2011 08:54:00
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From what Coyle has said about the man he seems to be a good prospect who has the ability of man management which was glaringly lacking in Laws' skill set. We only need to look at his treatment of Pato, Kev Mac, Jensen, Edgar and to some extent Eagles to see how Laws alienated some of his playing squad. Burnley have a fantastic squad of players for the championship with a good mix of youth and experience yet we are lounging in 10th spot. Bringing in a good man manager who will keep the players happy, buy a couple of centre halves who can defend and get the squad playing to their FULL potential and Burnley would soon rocket up the league imo. Could do a lot worse than MCInnes.
andy1882
08/01/2011 09:38:00
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Isn't any manager going to be leaving some players out and have them therefore not be happy? Let's say we do as andy1882 very sensibly suggests, and bring in a couple of new centre halves, is that going to make Bikey, Duff, Carlisle and Edgar (again) be victims of 'bad man management'? If anything, I'd argue that Laws worried too much about making players happy, and that he and the Board should have done more surgery on a relegated squad, to bring in new players with a mindset not affected by that experience. Looking at those Andy names... Pato's had a lot of injuries. This time last year a lot of fans were saying we needed a new keeper. Kev Mac needs to get himself under control and learn to listen more to his coaching team if he's going to fulfill his potential. Laws gave him more chances than C*yle and Kev let himself and everyone else down, on and off the pitch. Is Edgar good enough? Has Eagles said he's unhappy? Finally, I'd be cautious about taking advice from C*yle on man management. His 'matey' approach stored up problems, which he ran away from, and left for his successor.
Couch Potato
08/01/2011 10:01:00
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Roy Hodgeson might be on his arse at the moment and probably liking his wounds....... but what a fantastic opportunity for him to get back on his horse and find some instant success... well four months anyway success !! You would have to be mad not to put a quick call into the fella, he resides in the North West, he has a point to prove and we need a good guy at the helm with bags of experience... He had no chance at Liverpool as the guy guy will find out. Burnley just ridiculed by the press for there ill though out strategy on Lambert, most saying that before going public they should have had buy in from Lambert and just leveraged with there position through the statement on the clubs official site.... loads of egg on Kilby and Floods faces, they simply have to start getting there PR machine going cos at the moment there is a real possibility that the position is becoming less attractive.......... we really need to be more savey or were gonna end up with someone like mckay, Innes or Howe .... SIMPLY WONT BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FANS WE NEED TO DEMONSTRATE INTENT !!!! WE NEED A SERIOUS NAME IN not a micky mouse manager Come n guys lets go out for the big guns get you cash out BK not a time for shrinking violets
hollinsclaret
08/01/2011 14:39:00
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30% want Big Sam in the poll WOW almost one in three..... THE MESSAGE IS DEAFENING GO GET THE MAN WHAT THE HELL ARE ARSING AROUND FOR..... IF HE DOS'NT WANT IT THEN TELL US WE CAN ALL MOVE ON .... CAN WE ADD hODGESON TO THE LIST PLEASE
hollinsclaret
08/01/2011 14:46:00
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HOPE NONE OF THE DIRECTORS ARE THERE TODAY COS QUITE HONESTLY THEY SHOULD BE SAT IN FRONT OF CANDIDATES
hollinsclaret
08/01/2011 14:48:00
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That means 70% don't want him and according to Sam he doesn't want the job as we are too small a club. I'll leave it up to the Board. Can you please stop shoutiing.
ozjean
08/01/2011 15:31:00
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Well, what now, NCFC out of Cup, unhappy atmosphere, who knows, only THE BOARD, we can just keep guessing and enjoying? it.
cornwallclaret
08/01/2011 17:45:00
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