Last Saturday, after a week of speculation, Gillingham finally announced the identity of their new manager – Justin Edinburgh. The ex Spurs defender, hotly tipped as one of the Football League’s brightest young bosses, won 2-1 at Peterborough on Tuesday night in his first game in charge.
He has made the move to the Priestfield after a memorable three years as manager of Newport County, during which time he helped guide the Exiles back into the Football League after a 25 year absence.
Mark is joined by Matt Cole, sports reporter at BBC Radio Kent, for a Gills’ perspective – plus by Michael Pearlman, sports reporter on the South Wales Argus, who discusses Edinburgh’s legacy at Rodney Parade and Newport’s play-off prospects in League Two.
Elsewhere, we hear from Brentford boss Mark Warburton, after the Bees’ disappointing 2-1 loss to Watford in the Championship in midweek. DC (who was at Griffin Park) fills us in on speculation in The Times that Brentford owner Matthew Benham will sack Warburton, even if the club win promotion to the Premier League.
We also discuss the sackings of Stuart Pearce and Gary Johnson by Nottingham Forest and Yeovil Town, the new Premier League TV deal and its implications for the Football League, Paul Buckle coming under increasing pressure at Cheltenham – plus what are they discussing on the Brentford players WhatsApp group?
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