Coventry City forward Marcus Tudgay believes that David Flitcroft is the right man to take over at Notts County, having been installed as the bookies favourite to land the role.

In an interview with the Nottingham Post, Tudgay said that his personality would make him an excellent choice for the role.

“He’s a big character and it would be an excellent appointment,” he said.

“On the training pitch, he is very hands on and even gets involved himself in terms of joining in with the lads so he can express what he demands.

He likes to get the ball down on the floor, but if it needs to be more direct because it exploits a weakness in the opposition then he will do.”

Having dramatically saved Barnsley from relegation in the 2012/13 season – Flitcroft went on to turn Bury from relegation candidates to promotion contenders in just two years.

However, despite this, he was never able to completely win over some sections of the crowd at Gigg Lane and was the target of the boo boys on a number of occasions.

Despite the discontent about his management, the Bury board continued to back him and allowed him to bring in some expensive signings. These included: James Vaughan, Leon Clarke and former Port Vale striker, Tom Pope.

His luck at Bury ran out, however, in November. He was sacked after his side went on a run of 11 games without a win.

He is now thought to be interested in taking on the role of Notts County, who parted company with John Sheridan on Monday evening.

The Magpies currently sit just one point above the drop zone in League Two.

 

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