Scunthorpe United have appointed Andy Dawson as their caretaker manager until the end of the season.
The 40-year-old has been in this position on four separate occasions in the past. He has replaced Stuart McCall at the helm at Glanford Park. The72 picked out five potential candidates for the role earlier today, with the likes of Paul Hurst and Steve Evans mentioned.
Dawson has been involved with the Iron’s coaching set-up for the past six years and knows the club inside out.
He played over 500 games as a player. Dawson started out at Nottingham Forest but moved onto Scunthorpe as a youngster in 1998. He spent four years with the Iron during his first stint at the club.
Dawson then moved to Hull City in 2003 and became a vital part of their rise up through the divisions and into the Premier League. He made over 300 appearances for the Tigers in his ten years at the club and is regarded as a club legend at the KCOM Stadium.
He eventually left Hull in 2013 and moved back to Scunthorpe on a free transfer. He ended his playing career there and moved into coaching.
Scunthorpe United fans have taken to Twitter that they believe Dawson should be considered for the full-time role-
The main thing I took out of this was his backing of Dawson at the end, I love the setting up and recruitment so far of the U23’s and the ideal candidate I see as a coach rather than your classical manager. Dawson fits the bill, 7 game audition #UTI https://t.co/PDWEQaNzkP
— Ian Moore (@ianmoore11) March 24, 2019
Cliff Byrne and Andy Dawson should be the next managers hopefully we don't get anyone like Evans #UTI
— Adam The Iron (@04Arb) March 24, 2019
Mr Grayson has been with certain teams and done it yes. But Bradford never worked out, why would it here? I’d be more than happy to see someone connected with the club, ie A Dawson. They’ve got to start somewhere, why not now? #UTI
— Graham Dixon (@EggTurk) March 24, 2019
I think Swann has lost the plot here. SMcM has brought in plenty of players capable of maintaining L1
status. Either give Dawse the job full time or stop asking him to pick up the pieces #sufc
— Maxydee (@MaxydeeMax) March 24, 2019