Jim Gannon was appointed the 20th manager of Motherwell Football club in June 2009 only a matter of days before the side were to host welsh side Llanelli in the First Qualifying round of the Uefa Europa League.
Perhaps a surprise choice to the fans as Former Fulham and Northern Ireland Boss, Lawrie Sanchez, Former Republic of Ireland gaffer Steve Staunton and former Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd were all eager to get the vacant position.
Gannon had a good management track record as he built up an exciting young side with Stockport County with a thread bare budget, sadly the club going into administration cost him his job.
He immediately proved to be a great choice as he snapped up good quality young players with the likes of Chris Humphrey, Giles Coke, Steve Jennings, John Ruddy, Tom Hateley, Lukas Jutkiewicz and Yassin Moutaouakil joining. He also gave youngsters Ross Forbes, Paul Slane, Jamie Murphy and Shaun Hutchison the chance to shine and they certainly excelled in the side.
|Name:||James Paul Gannon|
|Date of Birth:||7th September 1968|
|Place of Birth:||Southwark, London|
|Playing Position:||Centre Half|
|Halifax Town (Loan)||1990|
|Notts County (Loan)||1994|