Windass applies for Grimsby job

20 October 2009 11:57
Former Hull striker Dean Windass has applied for the vacant manager's job at Grimsby Town.The 40-year-old retired as a player on Monday after being sacked as player-coach at Darlington in September. "The fact I've just retired as a player was purely coincidental, but this is too good an opportunity for me to let it pass by," said Windass. "I believe I have got the hunger and the attributes to make a real success of it." Grimsby, who currently lie 23rd in League Two, sacked previous manager Mike Newell on Sunday. Windass was shown the door at Darlington last month, when manager Colin Todd was dismissed as Quakers boss. "I was disappointed not to get the chance at Darlington when Colin Todd left," added Windass. "I've always said I wanted to be a manager, to make my own decisions and be my own man. "Grimsby would be a great club for me to start my managerial career."

Source: BBC_Sport