What is ridiculous though. The fact that Dodds isn't the assistant manager?
Having just watched the 2 interview videos of Nelms and McIntyre, both were asked about an assistant (JM) or Dodds (JN). JN's response to the Dodds question seemed to me to be an effort on JNs part not to embarrass someone else in football, cos he is a professiinal and it would look bad if he came out and said, "No definately not him"
When the question of an assistant was posed to JM, he said they have still to decide on a candidate. Now...if him and Dodds are as tight as everyone thinks, then it would have come up in the contract negotiations. So he was either told "no, find someone else" or he wasn't a candidate to begin with.