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Swann interviewed “three or four” for manager role

Scunthorpe chairman Peter Swann has told the Scunthorpe Telegraph that he interviewed ‘three or four’ candidates for the managerial role at Glanford Park before appointing caretaker Nick Daws.

Daws was appointed on Monday, whilst Andy Dawson was appointed as assistant manager, after leading the Iron to four wins out of five games since Mark Robins was sacked.

Swann would not reveal the names of the applicants, but insisted that he felt he had appointed the right man for the job.

“We held three or four interviews and spoke to those people who understood the position and that it was a difficult time,” the Iron chairman told the Telegraph.

“It would be unfair for me to mention any names. We had some superb applications, but Nick and Andy started winning games.

“Hopefully these two guys will take us to where we want to be. It is a fantastic opportunity for both of them.

“They have got the respect of the players and you can see that there is a calmness about Nick – the way he goes about press interviews and carries himself under a huge amount of pressure”.

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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