Give Mellon job says Flitcroft

No regrets says ex-Barnsley boss David Flitcrof
No regrets says ex-Barnsley boss David Flitcrof
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Former Barnsley boss David Flitcroft has “no regrets” about his time with the South Yorkshire club.

Former Barnsley boss David Flitcroft has “no regrets” about his time with the South Yorkshire club.

Flitcroft took charge of his first game as Bury’s new manager on Saturday and saw his side draw 1-1 at home to Northampton Town.

Asked whether he’d not been given a fair crack of the whip at Oakwell, Flitcroft said: “Not at all. I showed everything I could do at Barnsley and I gave it everything I’ve got.

“I’ve got no regrets. I put my head on my pillow at night and I sleep really tight and well knowing I gave it everything I’ve got.

“This [becoming the Bury manager] gives me another chance to find out who I am and what I want to be.

“I want to bring something to an owner or chairman which is richly deserved - a brand of football that we’re going to be proud of at this football club.”

And Flitcroft, sacked by the Reds after 18 months in charge, is glad to be back in football just little over two weeks after his dismissal at Oakwell.

“It’s great to be back on the touchline so quickly,” said Flitcroft.

“It’s been a tough old week because you’re assessing it, you’re trying to build a team for Northampton, you’re trying to bring staff in and you’re trying to get things organised.

“You wouldn’t believe what this first week’s entailed.

“It’s been tough because, as a manager, you want to focus on Northampton.

“I love it in the dugout and I wouldn’t have minded getting out there for 10 minutes myself today.”

And Flitcroft has backed Reds caretaker boss Micky Mellon to land the Barnsley job on a permanent basis.

“Micky Mellon is the right man to lead that group and the right man to lead the charge,” said Flitcroft.

“He’s an incredible human being and I think he should get that job.”