SWINDON Town's next boss must be given total control of football matters at the club after the "rough hand'' dealt to departed head coach Luke Williams, says TrustSTFC chairman Steve Mytton.
Official confirmation of the departure of Williams, who signed a five-year contract only last season, and coach Ross Embleton is expected later today, but it is understood the duo have made their exit from the County Ground follow the club's relegation to League Two last month.
Town are expected to advertise for a new manager but Mytton hopes the role will be defined along more traditional lines, with Williams often appearing hamstrung by decisions made above his head.
Mytton has applauded the decision to cast the net to find the next man to lead the bid to return to League One, but urged chairman Lee Power had to consider ceding control of aspects of squad affairs, such as recruitment.
"It's not surprising that he's (Williams) gone, many fans have been calling for action for a long time now,'' said Mytton.
"I think Luke was dealt a rough hand with the players at his disposal last season, but the playing style he's brought to the club has not been working, and has turned off a lot of supporters.
"He’s a good coach I'm sure, but perhaps he would be more appreciated at a Premier League academy or on the continent.
"We need to go back to basics, and get someone in with a track record of success in the lower leagues, someone who can motivate and discipline, and also be allowed to manage from top to bottom.
"They need to have total control to run the football side of things and be allowed to recruit who they need - preferably a mixture of experience and youth, and bring in a a coaching team that gives the fans a style of football that shows passion and commitment to the cause."
Following previous relegations, Town recruited the likes of former England international Dennis Wise - with ex-Chelsea teammate Gus Poyet as his assistant as well as maverick former Premier League star Paolo Di Canio.
Mytton insists a better defined County Ground managerial role would remain an exciting opportunity for the right person, but says that individual must be able to excite and re-engage supporters frustrated by the club's recent fortunes and stewardship.
"If the club are advertising the role, that's good news - let's see who puts themselves forward, and let's see what they bring to the table,'' added. Mytton.
"The whole club needs a boost, so it needs someone who is organised and methodical, but also passionate and able to communicate their vision to the players, but also to the media and most importantly to the fans.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for someone, this club deserves to be much higher in the football league pyramid."
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