Mansfield Town have confirmed that Adam Murray WAS interviewed for the vacant manager’s job yesterday.
The club captain, who is the bookies favourite to win the race, finally threw his name in the hit after a number of days considering his position.
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A club spokesman said: “The shortlisted candidates were interviewed at length by the club’s chairman John Radford and board of directors yesterday.
“The board will now reconvene over the forthcoming days and will leave no stone unturned before making a final decision on the managerial appointment.
“Following recent speculation, the club can confirm that caretaker manager Adam Murray has applied for the job and was interviewed as part of the process.”
Frist team coach Micky Moore has backed Murray to be a good manager and says the players would all respond to him.
“Adam definitely has great potential to be a manager,” said Moore. “The players all want to play for him.
“He talks to players and he knows how to hit the right buttons with players. Sometimes they need an arm around them and some just need a poke in the right direction.
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“He is very methodical in what he wants to do. Adam is a real student of the game and he wants to listen and learn.
“If the time is right now or in the future, I think Adam can potentially go on and be a very good manager.”