Yeovil Town boss Darren Way may currently carry the title of 'interim manager' but he is using his time in the office to plan for the January transfer window. The 36 year old has had one game in charge so far, after a club statement gave him an 'interim' position, in the wake of the sacking of Paul Sturrock at the start of this month, without placing any clear timeframe on that role.
At present, Way has to work with the squad that he inherited from Sturrock, with the loan transfer window having close just five days prior to his predecessor's removal, leaving him with a fixed squad of players for the month of December. But he told BBC Somerset that he was already talking to Chairman John Fry and club owner Norman Hayward about what the club wanted to do when the January window opens, implying that he sees the role as much more than just holding the fort for someone else:
"I've been on the phone today, making sure that we are tying up the signings that we want to tie up, between myself, the Chairman and the Owner. So I think if that (management position) wasn't the case, I wouldn't be having the conversations that I've been having. So all I can say is to give me a chance and I'll do everything that I can to turn our fortunes around."
Way has already seen one contract signing made during his early days in the manager's office, with 17 year old youth team player Ollie Bassett given an 18 month contract at the club, having joined the Glovers' reformed Academy over the summer. Way said that was his own decision that he had made, rather than it coming from elsewhere within the club:
"I've had to make decisions already, the first of which was obviously the signing of Ollie Bassett. So I'm making the decisions at this football club, and I'm having the conversations with the Chairman and the Owner. So in my eyes, I'm the manager of this football club. If I get the chance to manage the club in the future, then that would be massive for me, because I do really feel that I can build something special at this football club."
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