Is Tilly in the frame for MK Dons?

27 April 2010 07:35
According to the local media Blues boss Steve Tilson is believed to have applied for the vacant managerial position at Milton keynes Dons; well, you wouldn't blame him! Has Tilly really applied to move to Milton Keynes?Only last week Tilly, who saw his side relegated on Saturday to League Two, was saying: "I would never walk away from here, I'm just not that type of person.'Well, according to the Milton Keynes Citizen he's 'believed to have applied for the job.''Believed.' A leading, or mis-leading, word.There has also been speculation that Paul Trollope of Northampton has been approached, and assistant to departing boss Paul Ince, Karl Robinson, has certainly thrown his hat in the ring.Both of these would make more sense than Tilly, whatever we think of him and appreciate the financial stress he's had to deal with, the Blues boss has just delt with a second relegation in three seasons, hardly a great CV.Then again, along with Brushy, we also know of what he's achieved in the past, something that Dons chairman Pete Winkleman might appreciate.The paper also mentions that the Franchise supremo is after another 'big name'.Does Tilly fit that bill, then again dos former Ipswich and QPR boss Jim   The big question is if Winkleman has not asked to speak to him is there any truth in the paper suggesting that Tilly has actually gone seeking the position?It's a big if, but let's face it, if he has, would any true Shrimper blame him?Winkleman told "We're still very much at a consideration stage and have yet to approach anybody with regard to the managerial position. Applications are still coming in and we plan to compile a shortlist over the next week, with a view to making an appointment around the end of the season."