WHEN a club spends less than 12 hours between dismissing a manager and naming his replacement, it does not leave much time for speculation about potential candidates for the job.
Chairman Peter Johnson revealed that the Tranmere board discussed several names after taking the decision to sack Les Parry, whose two-and-a-half-year term as manager was formally terminated on Sunday morning. By Sunday night Ronnie Moore was preparing to start work on a short-term contract covering the last 13 games of Tranmere’s campaign.
In the short meantime, some bookmakers named Martin Allen, recently fired as manager of Notts County, as favourite for the Prenton Park job. Former Everton defender Alan Stubbs was linked with the post, as was the Luton Town manager Gary Brabin.
Moore’s advantage was a wealth of previous experience and a solid track record built around previous spells with Tranmere.
“Ronnie could hit the ground running,” Johnson said.