Brown and Knox in temporary command?
Updated Monday, 28th December 2009
Reports suggest that the club has been talking to Craig Brown as it attempts to find a stop-gap management solution.The BBC site says that talks are underway and that they will continue on Tuesday. Archie Knox is, at this stage, said to be the preferred assistant.
Craig is no stranger to Fir Park, an early step on the managerial ladder came in 1974 when he was appointed assistant to Willie McLean before he moved to Clyde in 1977.
Brown and Gannon shared a platform in the Cooper Suite when they supported a Motherwell Supporters' Trust Fans' Forum.
Jim Gannon and Craig Brown
The former Scotland manager was full of admiration for Gannon though he admitted that he had seen Motherwell on only a few occasions.
Brown said that he had been impressed with the coaching that was clearly evident. He could see moves from the training ground being played out for real in games - both set pieces and in open play. He thought the team were "vibrant" and that the developments were a credit to the manager (Gannon).
He felt that Gannon was "courageous" to throw in so many young players in our European games.