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Chairman on manager hunt and Twitter break

18 November 2018

Notts County owner and chairman Alan Hardy has provided another update on his search for the next Magpies manager.

I am pleased to say I have now shortlisted three strong candidates to attend second interviews for the vacant manager’s position at Meadow Lane.
 
All three made excellent first impressions, demonstrating extensive experience and huge enthusiasm for the role.
 
I look forward to meeting them all again to discuss things in more detail and hope to make an appointment later this week.
 
On a separate note, those of you who use Twitter will know I have decided to take a break from the platform.
 
I have never shied away from criticism or debate in my time as owner and chairman and fully understand supporters’ current frustration and anger, particularly following Saturday’s unacceptable performance against Cheltenham Town.
 
Unfortunately, however, the level of personal abuse I am beginning to receive on Twitter means the positives of engaging via that platform are now far outweighed by the negatives.
 
I’m fully aware that most of the mindless negativity directed towards me comes from so-called ‘trolls’ and supporters of rival clubs looking for a bite but it’s not healthy for me – or my family – to see a constant stream of such messages.
 
At a time when I need clear, balanced judgment more than ever, it is the right decision to remove myself from the firing line.
 
I sympathise with the genuine Notts supporters who enjoy having constructive dialogue with their chairman but can assure them that I will still be communicating regularly via official club channels to ensure they are kept informed.
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Alan

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