The thing with Hartley is that yes he's done a great job with Alloa, but look at Paterson, done a great job at Caley in a lower league and then once he took over here it was a job too far for him and that's what i worry about here. At the same time i suppose we don't want someone who's past it either. Really tough choice like.
Out of the list that's there i would say Collins, despite being out of work for a wee while i think he did a great job with Hibs and tbh we need someone who knows not only the Scottish game but other leagues inside out, his knowledge of England and even French football can be beneficial in scouring new players
I've never understood why so many are afraid of a lower league manager just because Paterson failed with us. It doesn't mean every lower league manager will do the same.