Southend United are talking to Weymouth manager Molesley, according to the Echo News, but the inconsistency in the message is causing many fans problems.
The Blues have been without a manager since Sol Campbell left in June, and with the league season only a few weeks away they are still hunting his successor. They had been linked with Barnet’s Darren Currie, but attention has now turned to Molesley after his success with Weymouth.
The 39-year-old has guided the Terras to successive promotions, resulting in them getting back into the National League for the first time since 2009. He’s been publicly backed by Harry Redknapp and coaches Bournemouth’s Under 21 side too. The problem fans have is not with the alleged approach for Molesley, but with the inconsistency of the message.
Ron Martin claimed yesterday the club were in the final stages of negotiations and expected to make an announcement, but today’s news suggests that wasn’t exactly the case. Whilst they could have been speaking to Molesley before today, fans do have plenty of reason not to trust their chairman.
After a horrible season in which he dismissed one manager and oversaw a dismantling of the first team, they were relegated. Campbell arrived after a high-profile move for Henrik Larsson collapsed and it left Southend a laughing stock, as well as certs for the drop long before points per game put them out of their misery.
Molesley would clearly be a step forward for the club, but these fans just aren’t convinced Ron Martin is as transparent as he claims to be.
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Ron has to get him, no questions about that. If he doesn’t, it’s another Campbell situation where we get our second choice in a situation where we cannot afford to get it wrong. I don’t mind him taking a couple more days but if he lets Molesley slip it’s absolutely criminal.
— Sam (@samgoody23) August 10, 2020
Thought Ron said yesterday he was in the final throes to settling the contracts and the the new manger would be announced by tomorrow? This seems to suggest that it’s going to take longer. More lies from RM then. Honestly, this guy couldn’t run a bath!!
— Lee (@Lee12731925) August 10, 2020
Ron needs to get this over the line. Owes it to the players, the staff and fans
— RON MARTIN OUT (@RonMartinOut) August 10, 2020
What a shower of shit southend united have become, laughing stock of the league,
Who would actually want to come here with no budget to buy players and what is more or less an under 21 squad.
— Scott Clarke (@FATBOYCLARKIE) August 10, 2020
No thanks to both.
— Nicky Gilbert (@shrimpers_nwg) August 10, 2020
Near enough the same then, needs to be done so much faster, it gets dragged out far too long
— Jack Allen (@JB_Allen) August 10, 2020