It seems like the season of silly sackings in League One as Notts County joined in with Lee Clark- sacking Huddersfield Town by binning their own manager Martin Allen in surprising circumstances.
Operating under the pseudonym “Mad Dog”, it was never going to be a straightforward amicable departure for Allen, who was fired with his County side lying comfortable in eleventh place having been in the job less than a year, following the 3-0 defeat to Hartlepool on Saturday.
Yet, with the bizarre world of Allen half-way down the road in a Nottinghamshire Taxi, the Sun are leading claims that Keith Curle is the man expected to take over at Meadow Lane and become their seventh manager in three years.
Bear in mind this is the same Keith Curle who relegated Mansfield Town, nearly relegated Chester City after a run of 11 defeats in 12 before going on to manage Torquay where he guided them to promotion via the play-offs. Only joking of course, he got them relegated in 2007.
The ex-Manchester City defender had gone on to work with Neil Warnock at QPR in an assistant capacity where they achieved success in guiding them to the Premier League, but the jury is very much out on his ability to step back onto the front line, where his C.V suggests he is as much use as a hedgehog in a driving test.
Something in that resume seems to have impressed County Chairman Ray Trew though who looks to be keen on the idea of bringing Curle to Nottingham with what he calls “the bigger picture” in a statement released to the Press Association on Sunday.
"While we strive for stability and a sustained period of growth under a settled structure, we have to make sure we have the right people in place if it is to go from strength to strength”, said Trew in that statement which defended the sacking and also endorsed the appointment of Curle.
Is he the right man for the County job? Only 53 wins from a 158 game managerial career suggests he might not be and the managerial exit/ entry door at Notts spinning as fast as the proposed HS2 train, it seems an odd choice to achieve the holy grail of “stability”.