Confusion reigns

The club's longest serving player, Ian Richardson, has been installed as cartaker player-manager with experienced coach John Gaunt acting as his assistant in what appeared to be the end of a short, turbulent chapter of Notts County's history and a beginning of yet another new one.

The boss man.
Or so we thought.

After the news that Mills had gone started to stream through late last night, it emerged this afternoon that the club have offered Mills a new role, which he is considering.

Elsewhere, Mills' former right-hand-man Darron Gee, who many believe is as much to blame for Notts' plight as the sacked manager, has insisted he is still the club's assistant manager!

Gee is quoted as saying: "I can only tell you Gary's been relieved of his first team duties and is considering whether to accept the offer of another role at the club, but I am still the assistant manager." Ahem, course you are Darron.

Confusing stuff, indeed. No doubt things will become clear in the next few days as to what, if any, role Mills and Gee have to play in the future running of the club.

I'm sure many Notts fans are hoping for a clean slate as we look ahead to Richo's first game in charge, Saturday's visit of Shrewbury.

More on Mills' 'demotion' to come here on NCM.