SIR - Does it really surprise anyone that there seems to be some difficulty in filling the vacancy at Valley Parade? No self respecting manager worth his salt would come here to what is to all intents and purposes, a demotion from manager to head coach.

No wonder so many of their targets seem to be turning their noses up ay the job. They may get a ‘yes' man, which seems to be the chief requirement for the job, but if they do I can’t see City in the top six next year.

Stuart McCall was not a ‘yes' man which I believe was his downfall. He stood up to them as best he could. What could he have done I wonder, if he had been given a free hand?

Patricia Ellis, St John's Crescent, Bradford