Doesn't make sense to me. Why would you leave a club where you have an excellent owner and great fans? Maybe he's got disillusioned with the recent setback and maybe there's a much better salary on offer. He would be very difficult to replace.
There seem to be a few in the frame for the Dundee Utd job. The Scots top flight is supposed to be resuming in August, so may be better for any manager than kicking your heels. On BBTC's point, does anyone know how well Micky and Mark get on? It would be hard to find a better fit as our manager than Micky.
He was never 5/1 ON for the other jobs. His odds coming in as well.
Billy McKinley is next at 6/1 Bookies don't always get it right but even so it's a big move. Dundee forum seems to think Micky would be a safe pair of hands.
Coincidence that Big Steve is leaving York? I wonder!
Agreed, RLC. MP's record in choosing managers has been mixed (one success out of three).
It will be up to the Tangerines' owner to persuade Micky that the club has potential not only to get into the SPL but also to challenge for Europe. If not, surely why would he want to move home and take the risk?
In this day and age the Scottish League is a second tier league and Managers tend to come and go depending on the whims of the owners who are a mixed bag. A long way to go and uproot your family if it does not work out. Still - he is probably pissed off with the EFL and I do not blame him. A lot of hard work just thrown in the bin by Parry and his mates. We will see!
Dundee United are a relatively "big" club in Scotland with average attendances similar to ours, although these would certainly increase playing SPL football. Any decent club in that league has a chance to pick up a Europa League place which would be an attraction. It would be bad timing if he left but that could have been said at any point over the last 3 seasons. That said, any new manager would come in here with a reasonable core who are contracted and some time to consider options due the impact of the current crisis. Like any other manager (or player), if MM he has "done his time" he wouldn't be giving 100% and would be best for all to move on amicably. I hope this isn't the case, the rumours are just rumours and he is 100% committed to taking Rovers back into L1!
I broadly agree with ONIGP. Dundee United are a big club historically who have beaten the Glasgow clubs to league titles and played in European finals in the past. While the general standard of the SPL is poor, it is a much higher profile division than League Two and can serve as a bridge to the EPL / Championship for ambitious managers (cf. Gerrard at Rangers).
In addition to which, Micky must be demoralised after events of the last few weeks. He probably feels he has more than proved his ability at League Two level now and deserves a crack at a higher standard.
I will be gutted to see him go, as I think he is the second best manager in our history and my favourite Tranmere manager in decades. However, I don't begrudge him a move after what he has done for us.