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Jim Spence

Jim Spence: The only currency that counts in getting a manager is hard cash

June 3 2017

Neil McCann’s appointment as Dundee FC manager, when it seemed that Jack Ross was a shoo in as the new boss, may have looked a bit like a keystone cops movie from the outside: but in football things are seldom straightforward, and the search for a new manager is one which is full of pitfalls ranging from leaked stories to outright rejection.

Jim Spence

Jim Spence: ‘Get it up the park’ fans don’t help their team

December 2 2017

Singing in the shower doesn’t make me Gregory Porter, and painting the living room won’t turn me into Leonardo Da Vinci. Similarly, screaming abuse and criticism, at their own players, dressed up as encouragement, doesn’t turn the fans doing it into Jose Mourinho or Brendan Rogers.