Gee on his way to Meadow Lane?

Last updated : 17 January 2004 By Joanna Walker
There has been growing speculation this week that current Tamworth manager Darron Gee is on his way to Meadow Lane as assistant manager to Gary Mills – but not until the close season.

Gee is said to have spoken to Gary Mills about becoming his number two at
Meadow Lane but for obvious financial reasons it is impossible for such a move to happen as signing players is more important at the moment.

Mills and Gee together, led
Tamworth to the runners-up spot in the Dr Martens League, Premier Division two seasons ago, which then led to Mills becoming first-team coach at Coventry City, leaving Gee as boss of Tamworth.

Tamworth, have found the step up to conference football quite difficult. They have only won five from 26 matches so far this season. And with Gee only having 18 months to run on his current contract at Tamworth a move to Notts County would prove irresistible for him. It would be the chance for him to work with a professional club on a full time basis as his current position at Tamworth is not full time.

Commenting on the rumours and the exciting prospect of joining up with his brother-in-law and a close friend Gary Mills, Gee told the Hucknall Dispatch, “I would obviously love to work with Gary again, but he has a more pressing agenda at the moment with getting new players in. The rumours are flattering and, in an ideal world, we would love to work together. You never say never and things might change in the close season.”

So, with Gee saying he is staying put in his current position as manager at Tamworth until the end of this season, at least. It could well be true that he might appear as number two to Gary Mills over the summer if the money is available for Mills to bring in his notably proven number two and reform the exciting managerial partnership that was such a success at Tamworth and also previously at Grantham Town and King's Lynn.