Powell to Offer Grimsby Some Hopeby Richard Smith / 22 October 2009, 09:48Tweet
England Women's Coach Hope Powell is one of the shock candidates according to press reports to become the next Grimsby Town Manager following the departure of Mike Newell recently in what could be one of the biggest stories of the season. Powell is continuing to be linked with the vacancy at Blundell Park in the press which would make her the first ever Women to coach a professional men's team in the Football League. The England Manager has been in charge of the National team since 1998 and has all the qualifications needed including being the first Women to attain the UEFA Pro Licence which is the top level of coaching on offer in Europe.
Powell has distanced herself from the speculation and it is likely that the FA will not let go of a Coach that led the England team to the European Championships Final in the summer without one hell of a fight. Powell has been in charge of England for many years and the Sack Race wonders if she is ready for a change and the chance to prove herself in the male dominated world of the Football League may prove difficult to resist, it would however be a big challenge for her as The Mariners are languishing at the bottom of League Two. If the move did go ahead then Powell is likely to become the story of the season and there has to be worries about whether or not she would be left alone to get on with the job at hand, but one thing for sure is that she is more than qualified and experienced to make the move a successful one.
Other names in the frame for the job include Dean Windass who is looking for his first Managerial job and is likely to have a good chance, former Grimsby Town player John McDermott is another one who appears to be in the running but they are all taking a back seat to to Hope Powell in the press speculation currently.