When you appoint a manager who comes with the nickname ‘Mad Dog’ you should probably be prepared for one or two peculiarities. But Notts County’s new gaffer Martin Allen has become probably the first Football League manager to use the club’s website to solicit lodging arrangements for himself.
Allen took charge at Meadow Lane on April 11. And after a couple of weeks in Nottingham, he is keen to leave his hotel and move in with any old Magpies fan who will have him.
In his Message From The Manager column on the club website, Allen wrote:
I am trying to find somewhere to kip. I don’t like these posh hotels. I don’t want nothing flash. If you know anyone, it’s for me and my dog Monty who is a very good boy. I need somewhere, preferably on the south side of Nottingham to kip, have a bit of food maybe and kind of be a dosser who will keep himself to himself, who works long hours. Very polite and well mannered, friendly, funny, kind, caring, occasionally mad. If anyone can help, please contact the club.
So, any Notts County fans who feel obliged to take in a Mad Dog football manager and his mad dog, make yourself known!