Why Cook’s recipe is off the menu now | Chris Dunlavy

ANOTHER sacking, another Championship vacancy, another snub for Paul Cook. Or is there more to it than simple rejection?
Since Cook left Wigan on the first day of August, 13 second-tier clubs have either sacked, lost or otherwise dispensed with a first-team manager.
None of them saw fit to employ the 54-year-old, despite his broad popularity with supporters, a cast-iron CV and, in several cases, prohibitively short odds at Ladbrokes.
Admittedly, some of them were inside jobs; Wayne Rooney at Derby, Jason Tindall at Bournemouth. But most weren’t.
In the past month alone, Cardiff and Bristo...

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