Dream wrote:What do you think of McCarthy being sacked? Should he have finished the season? Should the club have had a replacement lined up? Connor hasn't turned things around at all, some of the worst results this season have been in the past few weeks. Was it a mistake?
I'm tempted to say ask me again next week, after we've played Blackburn! We've only had two matches under Connor; one good fightback and one terrible, harrowing defeat.
Since the transfer window was brought in, sacking a manager between February and May always feels like a mistake unless you can bring in someone excellent at man management, as whoever takes over can't change the squad. Considering we haven't been able to find a replacement (though the thought of lining one up beforehand always leaves me a bit cold) and been made to look quite desperate, no I don't think it was a good idea.
I liked McCarthy's no-nonsense style, but the problem is we were really good for just the first three games or so this season, then utter poo ever since. Playing crap football with a defence that leaks like a sieve isn't really sustainable - the chairman probably should have acted sooner. I think if there had been an ultimatum to improve performances in December/January, combined with purchasing a good defensive player or two, I might have been happy with a change of manager.