Young happy soldiering on
Motherwell caretaker Gordon Young insists he is more than happy overseeing first-team affairs until told otherwise.
Last Updated: 28/12/10 5:47pm
Motherwell caretaker Gordon Young insists he is more than happy overseeing first-team affairs until an appointment is made.
Former Blackburn Rovers assistant Neil McDonald was thought to be close to replacing Craig Brown, but he is reportedly now leaning against taking the job.
Dave Penney, Chris Sutton, Stuart McCall and Alan Stubbs have all been mooted as potential successors, although Young is not side-tracking himself with speculation.
Young is focused on preparing Well's first team for their upcoming matches and is even planning for their third match down the line.
"I've always adopted the attitude that I would keep the place on a steady footing and organise so that when a new manager came in, whether it be a day or a month, there would be no way he wouldn't hit the ground running," explained Young.
"I have planned for the game tomorrow, I have planned for Hamilton and believe it or not I have planned for Dundee the week after.
"The minute someone tells me otherwise I will be more than happy to hand over the reins and give them the support platform that they deserve."
Well's managerial search is in danger of running beyond the expiry of Blackburn forward Nick Blackman's loan spell, which ends after the New Year derby at Hamilton.
Alan Gow and Marc Fitzpatrick are also set to see their contracts expire but Young revealed the club were addressing the situation after holding talks with Blackburn.
"Dialogue has been struck, how far down the road we are I'm not sure, but the fact we're talking is positive," he continued.
"On the Nick Blackman situation, I've already spoken to (Blackburn manager) Steve Kean.
"He has intimated they would look to re-sign him (in the summer) and they would have no objection to loaning him back to Motherwell.
"He is keen to stay at Motherwell and I think Motherwell would be keen to have him."