Mills set for Meadow Lane return?

Last updated : 07 January 2004 By Joanna Walker
It has been featured on Coventry’s official website, that the current reserve team boss and ex Notts County player Gary Mills is being strongly linked with the vacant manager's job at Notts County after the departure of Billy Dearden at Meadow Lane.

It is believed that Mills is County’s number one target after the resignation of Billy Dearden following the 5-2 league defeat at Peterborough last night.

It is expected that Notts County are to approach Coventry for permission to talk with Mills. Sky Blues chief executive Graham Hover said: “We have had no approach and this has obviously happened very quickly and people always throw names into the hat and I’m not surprised that Gary is one of them.
“But it is all speculation and until anybody makes an approach it is just hypothetical.”

Mills set for managerial post?
The current situation at
Notts County could do with an ex-player to try and turn things around on the pitch, with Notts being only two points off the bottom of Division Two with having only won five of their 25 league games to date this season.

Lots of other names have and are being linked with the job hour by hour as rumors fly around about Dearden’s successor. However, the only two people who have definetly said they'd be interested in the job are Ex Chesterfield & Bradford boss Nicky Law and former Notts man Dean Thomas.

Thomas is said to be: “very flattered to be mentioned and would love to get back into the Football League.”

This could well be an exciting appointment for the club if he was to be the replacement for Billy Dearden as it could be both, the step up Mills needs in his managerial career at a club he once played for and still cares for and also for Notts, having a manager who doesn’t have a reputation in first team management to live up to.

But, we will have to wait and see as we anticipate the new managers announcement. In the meantime, NCM will bring you all the latest news as soon as there is any development.