It’s a case of who is going to make the first move.
The Press Association released a report last week in which they detailed how Birmingham City were fighting it out with Bristol City to take Paul Cook from Wigan Athletic. With Wigan obviously in a spot of bother as things stand, it might be appealing for the 53-year-old head coach to jump up a division following Wigan’s relegation from the Championship.
However, journalist Alan Nixon gave a rather interesting view on the matter. In his eyes, it seems as if Cook is waiting for someone to make the move and come after him, rather than pursue a potential new job himself, indicating that he might not be going anywhere.
Depends if anyone comes in for him https://t.co/X7gyDa1D1O
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 27, 2020
I said earlier when it came to the hunt for a Blues boss that time is running out when it comes to appointing a new one, because of the turnaround time to next season and the need to get things in place quickly. So if we are to try and lure Cook away from the DW Stadium, then it’s probably best that we do try and actively pursue him rather than wait for him to come knocking for us.
Although if I’m being honest, even though I have some reservations about his capabilities surrounding finances, I’d much rather have Aitor Karanka take the role than Cook.
What about you? What do you make of this news surrounding Cook?