When Port Vale decided to hire Bruno Ribeiro at the start of the season, everyone wondered who the hell he was and predicted that he was going to be a failure, especially as he signed a load of other players no one had ever heard of.
And for a while, Ribeiro seemed to be proving them wrong as he had the Valiants in the play-off places. But they’ve been on a bad run of form and the loss against Walsall was the final straw, and the Portuguese man decided to resign.
But while that experiment didn’t end up working, it’s time to move on to the next manager and see who can drag Port Vale up the table. But who? Well you can have your say with our poll.
With Port Vale not being the richest club in the world, it makes sense for them to go for some stability and hire within the club. Brown had been a player with the club before moving to their coaching staff and had been Ribeiro’s assistant. He is currently the caretaker manager where he will have a chance to impress, but will Port Vale look for someone with management experience?
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
Ok, so Hasselbaink isn’t looking so good after a poor spell with QPR and being involved with the Football 4 Sale investigations by the Daily Telegraph. But he has had a great amount of success after guiding Burton Albion to promotion from Sky Bet League Two and setting them on the path to promotion from Sky Bet League One before leaving for QPR. So is he the right man for Port Vale?
There’s nothing like a bit of nostalgia to get the fans back on side. He has had two spells with Port Vale, the first only lasted a year because he decided to leave for boyhood side Sheffield United and in the second spell he returned to great effect having got them promoted to League One. But while he did well with his last job in Ireland with Sligo Rovers, he hasn’t managed for a year and would he be as good in his third spell?
Jackett has a fantastic record having got both Millwall and Wolves promoted from League One, and they usually end up doing decently when they get to the Championship. Of course, his last spell with Rotherham United was so odd it may put many off. He only managed at the Millers for a few games before quitting, so is he prepared for what could be a tougher task at Port Vale?
Moore is usually seen more as a wizard in League Two especially after he performed a miracle to keep them in the league. However his career may be coming to end, especially as he decided to resign as the manager of Eastleigh. Could he make a triumphant return to the EFL with Port Vale, or is he not worth the risk?