After Simon Grayson left the club earlier in the week, the club remains fully focused on making wide-reaching improvements on and off the field.
We appreciate that it is important to keep our fans informed of our plans. With regards to player recruitment, this process is ongoing. The structure we have in place has allowed us to continue preparing for the upcoming transfer window. Whilst Greg Abbott is recovering from Prostate Cancer, he is still playing an important role in this process.
On the managerial front, our preferred criteria is that the Head Coach we appoint must have the proven ability to develop a team over a longer-term period and, most importantly, to improve each individual player within his squad.
Many interesting candidates have already put themselves forward for the job and each will be now assessed based on how well they fit with this long-term strategy. We must do all we can and take as much time as necessary to give ourselves the best chance of getting this right. We believe that this appointment could be the most important decision the club will make in the coming years.
In addition, next Monday (14th May) will see major pitch renovations kick-off at The Northern Commercials Stadium. This is in conjunction with the redevelopment of our Woodhouse Grove training pitches, which is already well underway.
All this makes for an exciting but crucially important time for our club. We will keep you updated throughout this period.