Mackem managerial change?

Last updated : 09 February 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Apparently Howard Wilkinson is to be given a director of football role, with Steve Cotterill being handed full control of the first team.

The story then enters the realms of the ridiculous (or the possible at the Stadium of Light) by claiming that former Mackem hardman/thug Kevin Ball is to become Cotterill’s assistant.

It looks like it’s going to be too late for the Mackems whatever they do, as they look about as likely to beat the drop as they did to make their offside trap work at White Hart Lane yesterday.

Peter Reid must be laughing his socks off!