Buckley back in Town

09 November 2006 10:55
Grimsby Town have appointed Alan Buckley as their new manager, following the sacking of Graham Rodger earlier this week. Buckley returns to Blundell Park for his third spell in charge of the Mariners, tasked with the job of dragging the club away from the wrong end of the League Two table. The 55-year-old has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract, with caretaker boss Stuart Watkiss becoming Buckley's number two. Buckley told the Grimsby Telegraph: "I would doubt it will turn around overnight. "Obviously it has been a bit of a downward spiral in the last three years or so. "It is always nice to sign players and fans clamour for that, but it isn't the be all and end all. "It is about assessing what we have here and working with that and making sure we get the maximum out of what we have, while at the same time trying to bring in those bits and bobs to help you become a lot better."

Source: ESA