Flynn is perhaps a name fans won’t be as familiar with, but in his time with Newport County he’s proven to be an adept manager with an astute transfer record and some great cup runs.
When he took over at Newport they were on their arses; they were adrift at the bottom of the League Two table and in serious danger of dropping into the National League. He turned them around quickly, saving them from relegation. Over the next two years, whilst sharing a division with us, they improved dramatically. He made the League Two play-offs last season, knocking out Mansfield Town before falling in the final to Tranmere.
They’ve had some great cup runs under Flynn as well; they’ve beating Leeds, Leicester and Middlesbrough under his management, as well as holding Spurs to a draw. He currently has a win ratio of 41.7%, a decent figure and only marginally worse than Danny’s 53%. His Newport side are currently second in the League Two table, unbeaten after seven matches. This is a guy on the up.
As a player, he appeared for Blackpool, Gillingham, Bradford and Hudders-effing-field.
He likes to switch between a 4-3-3 and a 4-3-1-2. The latter might be an issue, especially when you consider the ‘1’ behind the front two is Amond. Flynn likes to attack, he likes to have attacking players in his side and if he were tempted out of South Wales, it would mean a change of position for at least one of our players; could Bruno find himself through the centre?
Right now, Flynn and Ainsworth are the only two managers I think could come into the club and do a job; one has a record as a player which would afford him some time but a source in the respected media has told me that our board are quite keen on seeing Flynn in the dugout at City before too long.