Football: Flynn Tipped to End His Exile and Return to Football Management with Tranmere

Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), August 23, 2002 | Go to article overview

Football: Flynn Tipped to End His Exile and Return to Football Management with Tranmere


Byline: IAN HUNT

FORMER Wrexham manager Brian Flynn is being tipped to end his 12month exile from football management by taking charge at Tranmere Rovers.

Flynn, who left The Racecourse last September after 12 years, has emerged as joint favourite to succeed Dave Watson, who was sacked only a fortnight before the start of the season.

And the 46-year-old former Wales midfielder, who has been interviewed for the post, told The Western Mail he would ``relish'' the chance to resume his managerial career with the Second Division club.

``I want to get back into management and Tranmere would be a great move for me,'' said Port Talbot-born Flynn, who has recently been coaching at Burnley. ``I believe the club has fantastic potential and I would relish the challenge of developing that.''

Flynn, who almost took charge at Swansea City in April before the move collapsed acrimoniously, is joint favourite with Rovers caretaker manager Ray Mathias, who has steered Tranmere into third place courtesy of seven points from their first three games.

But Flynn's record at Wrexham makes him ideally suited to the Prenton Park club, who are also understood to have contacted former Stoke City manager Gudjon Thordarson about the vacancy.

In 12 years at The Racecourse the former Burnley midfielder guided Wrexham from the old Fourth Division to Division Two and masterminded famous FA Cup giant-killings over the likes of Arsenal and Middlesbrough. …

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