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An interesting point. It's the media who link these guys and their prodigies for every job. It's been years since Calderwood had a job and was outed by Ryan O'Leary as a bully, yet he's still linked with every job in the rags. See Ferguson and Locke for current day examples.
Fortunately Chairmen now seem to be a bit more savvy with their appointments and see past attitudes like Boyd's.
Exactly, a guy who has been on the bookies shortlist for every Scottish job in the last 5 years, but can't get a job. People would rather take a total stab in the dark on people like Richie Foran, Jack Ross, Mark Wilson, Martin Canning etc etc who appear to have fresh ideas and be a bit more modern, because I think clubs realise that they need to move with the times. Obviously the mistake these clubs make is that the majority of these guys, whilst they may be younger and talk a good game, still came through the 'old' system with old school managers so probably still have the same ideas deep down as the likes of Calderwood and Jim Jefferies had. Kris Boyd's comments probably just highlight this.
Basically, I don't think the clubs themselves have out-dated 'dinosaur' attitudes, they recognise the need to modernise and move away from methods of the past, the problem is the managerial and coaching market that most of them shop in is just full of guys brought up through that system, so whilst the clubs mean well you probably aren't going to get that change. Which is perhaps where Hearts are different, going for a guy who hasn't been exposed to that dressing room environment for 20 years.