Caretaker Chris Brass sizzling hot favourite for Bury postby Jack Kitson / 07 December 2016, 10:27Tweet
Bury’s caretaker boss Chris Brass is now the sizzling hot 1/6 favourite (Bet Victor) to become the club’s new permanent head coach.
Brass has been overseeing first team duties, alongside Ryan Kidd, since David Flitcroft was sent packing three weeks ago following a shocking run of form.
But, while results have failed to improve under the 41-year-old, who has lost to AFC Wimbledon, Sheff Utd and Millwall - extending Bury’s woeful winless run 14 league and cup games - the club can take a number of positives from their last two games.
It’s difficult to judge anyone on just three games at the helm, especially if the matches are looked at merely in terms of the results.
Bury heartbreakingly lost to both title-chasing Sheff United and an improving Millwall in the 90th minute, while they even led the Lions 2-0 with just 20 minutes remaining.
The displays against both teams were encouraging, and if it wasn’t for Bury’s questionable temperament - they had two players sent off against the Blades, and another saw red against Millwall when they led 2-0 - they could very well have grabbed a valuable four points.
In terms of managerial experience Brass previously took charge of York (aged just 27) - in a player-manager capacity - for 18 months between June 2003 and November 2004.
Brass enjoyed a decent start to life in the dugout, but a wretched winless run tallying 20 games saw the club plummet out of the Football League down into the Conference, with Brass sacked a few months into the new non-league campaign.
Brass has since taken caretaker charge of Bury for five games back in 2008, winning only once, before returning to that role last month following the departure of Flitcroft.
There has not been so much of a squeak from the Shakers about whether Brass will be the man who replaces Flitcroft, but his short price in the betting gives some indication that he could soon become the new permanent gaffer at Gigg Lane.
Bury's last 14 games:
Courtesy of Soccer Base