Return of the Cook
We had to get this appointment right and I believe we have done that with Cook because he ticks all the boxes.
First and foremost, he`s an ex-Latics player, but add to that the fact he`s just won League Two with Pompey and he previously took Chesterfield to the League One play-offs with a tight budget - something we have to deal with this season.
It`s also been noted that Cook likes to play possession-based attacking football, which suits the style that chairman David Sharpe wants his managers to play a la Roberto Martinez and, more recently, Gary Caldwell.
Finally, and this is something we`ve needed for a long time, Cook will be allowed to bring in his own backroom staff.
That isn`t a discredit to Graham Barrow who left earlier this week.
I`d just like to finish by saying what a great servant Barrow has been for the club. Loyalty is scare in football these days he`s done en excellent job as a player, coach and manager over the years.