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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Managerial - QPR-Rejecting Manager Takes Over at Parma...Ex-QPR's Manager of The Month Nominee...Championship Managerial Nominees Announced Wednesday

Francesco Guidolin who turned down QPR (before QPR turned to Luigi De Canio) has been appointed manager of Parma

Official: Parma Sack Cagni, Appoint Guidolin
Parma have sacked coach Luigi Cagni, and brought in Francesco Guidolin as his replacement.
The Gialloblu were relegated from Serie A last season after almost two decades in the top flight, and veteran tactician Gigi Cagni was handed the task of an immediate promotion from Serie B.
However, Parma have not had the best of starts to the season with one win, three draws and two defeats, and now Cagni has paid the price and been sacked.
“We would like to thank Cagni and his staff for their efforts and their professionalism, but we have parted company,” a statement from Parma reads.
In his place the Gialloblu have called upon the services of experienced coach Francesco Guidolin.
The 52-year-old has been out of work since himself being sacked by Palermo in March, and he has been keen to get back into the management game. The former Genoa, Bologna and Monaco boss will be presented to the media this afternoon. Anthony Sormani - Goal.com

Meanwhile Ex-QPR Assistant Manager, Kenny Jackett one of the Manager of The Month Nominees (Jackett, of course ably assisted by axed-by-QPR, Assistant Manager, Joe Gallen!) (Championship Manager-of-The Month Nominees come AFTER tonight's games! So if QPR win tonight, seems a good chance that Iain Dowie might be one of the nominees.]

Manager of the Month Nominees - Division One and Two...
The nominations have been announced for the Coca-Cola Manager of the Month award for September.
With Oldham Athletic and Scunthorpe United currently sharing top spot in League 1, it's no surprise that both John Sheridan and Nigel Adkins are up for this month's award.
Oldham won two and drew two of their four matches, with the wins coming away at Tranmere Rovers and home against Milton Keynes Dons.
Scunthorpe on the other hand have won all four matches to surge up the table. The wins came away at Brighton & Hove Albion and Hereford United and at home against Carlisle and Yeovil.
Millwall are another team to have won all four matches, so Manager Kenny Jackett also deserves his nomination, securing wins over Hartlepool United, Leicester City, Cheltenham Town and Swindon Town. The Lions currently sit fourth in the table on joint points with third placed Leeds United.
Gary McAllister understandably makes up the nominees, after his Leeds side kept up their impressive start to the season with four league wins over Crewe Alexandra, Swindon, Carlisle United and Hereford United. They also progressed to Round 4 of the Carling Cup with a 4-3 win over Hartlepool.
There are also joint table toppers in League 2 with Bury and Wycombe Wanderers sharing top spot and both Alan Knill and Peter Taylor are amongst September's nominees.
Both teams are the other ones in the division to remain unbeaten, with Bury having won two and drawn two, including Saturday's goalless game with Wycombe.
Wanderers' results mirror those of Bury, with wins over Rochdale and Dagenham & Redbridge and a draw with Brentford completing their run in September.
Brentford boss Andy Scott is also amongst the nominees after his side also won two and drew two of their four matches. The Bees' 1-0 win over Chesterfield on Saturday saw them move up to fourth in the League 2 table.
Keith Alexander completes the nominees after his Macclesfield Town side won three of their four matches in September. The Silkmen had failed to pick up a single point or even score a single league goal in August but a 2-1 win over Luton on September 6th kick-started their season. They went on to beat Bournemouth and Port Vale before losing to Exeter last weekend.
The nominations for the Championship Manager of the Month award will be announced on Wednesday with a full programme of action still to be played on Tuesday night.
All winners will be announced on Thursday, live on Sky Sports News at 1.20pm, as well as www.football-league.co.uk.

After saving Millwall from relegation last season Kenny Jackett is now managing his team at the opposite end of the League 1 table as he looks to build on an impressive record of promotions he has been part of during his 12 years of management.
In stints as assistant manager and manager of Watford, assistant at Queens Park Rangers and manager of Swansea City, the 46 year-old former Watford and Wales defender has helped secure four promotions and been involved in two runs to Play-Off finals.
Another crack at promotion could be in the offing after Millwall's fine start to the new campaign. Sunday's 2-1 win at Swindon, their fifth successive victory, took them up to fourth in the table and only one point behind joint leaders Oldham and Scunthorpe.
It's a totally different situation to the one that Jackett stepped into when he took over at The New Den last November, the Lions at the time lying third from bottom of the table and facing a long battle to avoid the drop.
Yet he left the comparative safety of managing Premiership club Manchester City's reserve team to join Millwall. Why? "It wasn't a difficult decision," insists Jackett. "I'd been a manager before and I wanted to be a manager again - it was that simple.
"Yes, Millwall were in trouble, but you rarely get offered a job with a club in a great situation - and if you do then that brings its own pressure because you have to keep things going well if the club is in a good position.
"When you inherit a situation like the one I had at Millwall the job is obviously to improve things, and it wasn't easy. Injuries had already been a problem and it stayed that way right through the season, so in the circumstances we did well to stay up."
A 17th place finish represented mission accomplished for Jackett, but with a new campaign has come a new mission as the manager sets out with the aim of helping the Lions regain the Championship place they lost in 2006.
"We've had a promising start to the season," he says, "and it's helped players and supporters to believe we can continue to have a good season. I've not set targets, but I have enjoyed a few promotions in my time and I'd love to add to the list with Millwall." Football League

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