Talk of the town: Former Shrewsbury and Ipswich manager Paul Hurst ready to take charge?

As Scunthorpe prepare to embark on another League Two journey, pressure has been mounting for Peter Swann to appoint a manager from outside of the club, and Paul Hurst has been touted as the man who has been offered the job this week.

Andy Dawson’s disastrous caretaker reign – which resulted in relegation for the Iron – left fans without any faith that he was the right man to take the club forward, as further reiterated in our Twitter poll:

The season may have only finished a matter of days ago, but it’s seen as pivotal that the club have a manager in place before the players jet away on their holidays, so he can have a say on who is free to leave for good.

And Swann seems to have wasted no time in making his move for a permanent manager, with the Iron’s ‘Twitter moles’ claiming they’ve heard a rumour – and that rumour is that Hurst is indeed, the man.

Swann went onto BBC Humberside this morning to discuss the club’s planning permission for the stadium development, but host David Burns did manage to get out of the chairman that a decision on the manager would be announced this week.

It’s not the first time the Iron have been linked with Hurst since Stuart McCall’s departure, as the former Shrewsbury and Ipswich manager, and his assistant Chris Doig, had been spotted at Iron matches towards the end of the season.

We will keep you updated on this as the week progresses.


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