Mills misses out

By Rob Davies
Last updated : 30 November 2004
Watkiss takes over from Caretaker Boss Shaun Cunnington, a former Notts midfield player, and will officialy start at Aggborough tomorrow.

Kidderminster are currently 4 points adrift at the bottom of League Two, and have scored a grand total of NINE goals all season. Watkiss - who has been handed an 18-month deal - certainly has a huge task on his hands.

Mills: Overlooked
The former Mansfield boss, who has been working as Barnsley academy manager, took over from Billy Dearden when he made his ill-fated move to take over from ousted Gary Brazil at Meadow Lane. He had previously been Dearden's assistant.

The 38-year-old, who also played for the Stags, guided the Field Mill outfit to promotion after taking over from Dearden, but had his contract terminated by mutual consent in December '02, after seeing his side languishing at the bottom of the-then Division 2.

The news of Watkiss' appointment will not only come as a hammerblow to Mills - who had been for an interview at Aggborough - but also the Notts County board, who now have to put up with the farcial situation of paying Mills as 'Youth Team Head of Strategy'.

Had Mills joined the Midlanders, it not only would have saved the club around 100k (providing he stays for the remaining 18-months of his contract), but also allow the board more choice, and freedom, in their attempts to appoint a permanent successor to Mills.

A look back at Gary Mills' time in charge of Notts County will be on NCM shortly.





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