Sweet: Hatters connection is irrelevant

Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet has confirmed that being a former Hatter wouldn’t make a jot of difference in the interview process for a new manager.

By Mike Simmonds
Tuesday, 22nd December 2015, 1:22 pm
Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet
Hatters chief executive Gary Sweet

Northampton Town boss Chris Wilder is currently the favourites with the bookies, but some Luton supporters insist on the new man having had links to the club in the past, favouring the likes of John Hartson, Steve Robinson or Graham Alexander.

Hatters have gone down that road in the past, with Richard Money and Mick Harford both former players before taking over, but when asked if it was an important factor, Sweet said: “It’s irrelevant, it really is irrelevant.

“If people have experienced Kenilworth Road, then that might be an advantage, but there’s a lot of players who have experienced Kenilworth Road as an away player as an away manager, that’s the same thing.

“There is no consideration for us at all as to whether those people, that person has had a previous track record with Luton.

“That said, we do know some people who have had a previous track record with Luton who have been connected, maybe better than those who haven’t.

“Does that give them a better chance? I think it probably does because you do buy into people that you know better.

“So there might be within that shorter list one or two that’s had a bit of experience and there are certainly are those that haven’t.”