Alex Neil is helping out his old team-mate and Artell is not surprised that the Scotsman has been linked with vacant jobs.
David Artell says he wouldn’t be surprised if Alex Neil was linked with vacant managerial posts because of his experience of managing in the top division in Scotland and then in the Championship and Premier League with Norwich City.
Neil, 40, guided the Canaries to promotion into the top tier via the play-offs in 2015 and has most recently been linked with the position at Glasgow Rangers following Steven Gerrard’s decision to move to Aston Villa.
Neil and ex-Ibrox midfielder Giovanni van Bronckhorst have both been backed in to short odds. Other names including John Terry, Frank Lampard and Dean Smith and Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes have also been mentioned.
Neil is currently helping his former team-mate, Artell, by providing a fresh perspective on his work and players.
David Artell told the club’s official website: “I think I am an open guy and it’s been an eye opener to have Alex with us. He asks questions and gives his opinions and I think I have learned more in a week than I have in a month with him being here.
“He is giving us a fresh perspective and helping an old mate out. I am thankful that he is out of work at the moment and able to come in and help when he is between jobs.
The boss added: “He is a good guy and I trust him. I am not surprised if he is linked with jobs because he has a lot of experience managing at different levels.”