Academy duo take caretaker control of first team matters on a temporary basis...
Notts County can confirm that Acting Academy Manager Paul Hart and Head of Academy Coaching Mick Halsall will take temporary charge of the first team whilst the club looks for a permanent successor to Shaun Derry.
It was announced on Monday that Manager Derry and his Assistant Manager Greg Abbott had parted company with Notts and the process is already underway to find their successor at Meadow Lane.
However, with a crucial Sky Bet League 1 game at home to Scunthorpe United this weekend and the need to maintain the day-to-day running of the first team squad, Hart and Halsall have been asked to take on the role of caretaker management team in the interim period.
The duo have a wealth of managerial and coaching experience, with Hart, a former Notts County player, having held the top job at the likes of Nottingham Forest, Barnsley and Crystal Palace and Halsall one of the most respected youth coaches in the game.
It was felt that their experience would be key to helping guide the first team squad through this important interim period until a new permanent Manager can be found.
The club will be making no further comment on the managerial situation at Meadow Lane until the recruitment process has been completed and an appointment has been made.