Former Livington manager David Hopkin was today announced as Bradford City’s 4th manager of 2018 – replacing the 6th managerial casualty of the season, Michael Collins, who was sacked by the Bantams after only 6 games in charge.
Collins was only appointed 10 weeks ago, replacing Simon Grayson for the upcoming season, but has bitten the bullet, following 4 losses this season. And whilst it was a risky appointment in the first place, going for a young and inexperienced manager, questions must be asked as to why the club would take that chance, only to back out this early into the season. And although his replacement has pedigree in Scottish football – gaining 2 consecutive promotions – Scottish football is a walk in the park compared to our game, so the appointment may not prove to be an improvement.
It’s now 3 each for Leagues One and Two, whilst the Premier League and Championship still eagerly await their first execution of the season.
But what next for Collins? With his 6-game experience, he may have to tackle a non-league club if he wants to build his managerial experience.