Alloa inundated with applicants from around the world as Mike Mulranney vows to find the right man



Alloa Athletic chairman Mike Mulranney insists the club have already been “inundated” with applicants for their managerial vacancy from all over the world.

Danny Lennon tendered his resignation on Monday evening after a run of seven consecutive defeats left the Clackmannanshire outfit toiling at the foot of the Championship.

Michael Chopra is the bookmakers’ favourite for the post and is keen on the role, while Jimmy Nicholl, Jimmy Calderwood and Allan Moore have also been linked.

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The new Alloa boss will need to mastermind a great escape from the foot of the Championship


Caretaker boss Paddy Connolly, who took charge of the team against Dumbarton last night, is not thought to have any interest in the position on a permanent basis.

Having previously been focused on the visit to face the Sons, Mulranney intends to turn his attention to the search for a new boss today as he attempts to thin out a mammoth crop of applicants.

Mulranney told Capital City Press: “Paddy [Connolly] looked after the team last night and we will start to assess how we go forward this morning.

“We have had a huge amount of interest. The first applicants came in before midnight, when the news of Danny leaving came in, and we have been inundated since.

“We’ve had interest from all over the world, I looked over a CV from the Southern Hemisphere earlier, so hopefully Alloa it is still an attractive proposition. I would say there are 10 applicants who are based outwith Scotland.

“We don’t have a definitive timeframe. We could appoint a manager today – or it could be in two weeks’ time. It about getting the right man. If we find the right candidate, we will appoint them.”