Chris Ball Hired As New Notts County Boss
Virtually unknown manager, Chris Ball, was today hired as Notts County manager.
Magpies fans are understandably concerned at such a strange appointment, with one fan quoted outside Meadow Lane this afternoon saying "what on earth is Ray Trew playing at with this guy...as if things haven't been bad enough with our demise as a football club over the past 20 years, now it seems we are gearing up for non league football next year as relegation is surely nailed on with such an inexperienced manager in charge".
So it seems that Chris Ball is massively up against it here. Taking over the oldest professional football club in England, Chris will have a lot of expectation on his shoulders. Following relegation from League One 2 seasons ago, followed up by a disappointing 17th place finish last year, the club are predicted to finish 12th in this year's League Two campaign but Chris will be setting his sights as high as possible to win over the dubious Magpies supporters as soon as possible.
"We Will Do Better"
Chris Ball attended his opening press conference today, with one simple message for Magpies fans - 'we will do better'
With real conviction, Chris addressed his inexperience in football management, but reassured County fans he was the right man for the job. He promised to bring the good times back to Meadow Lane. Reminding fans and media 'this is a club with a 155 year history, a value of over £4 million, and a 20,000+ seater stadium, playing football in the 4th tier'. Chris went on to simply say 'THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE, and I'm here to turn things around. Our fans deserve better and with me in charge they're damn sure going to get it'.
Confident words from Chris. Only time will tell if he can deliver.