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No sackings - so far

Post by lbb » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:50 am

I don't suppose anyone would have the figures to hand re managerial sackings? It can't be too often, surely, that we've reached mid-November without any manager getting his jotters. John McCormack excluded, we seem to have the full compliment of staff that started the season at each club.

Maybe everyone seems to be roughly where they thought they would be so there's no really disgruntled supporters out there?

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Post by Scottish » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:23 am

McCormack went in the close season. Alex Rae (Dundee) and Allan McGonigal (Berwick Rangers) have lost their jobs since the start of the season.

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Post by Skyline Drifter » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:42 pm

Maybe he was only referring to the SPL?

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Post by LEATHERSTOCKING » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:22 pm

Jim Weir got the elbow from Montrose in September.

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Post by lbb » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:18 am

I was referring to the SPL. I didn't think the entire setup would be without its casualties but it must be pretty rare for the top flight to have escaped any - so far.

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Post by upthewell » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:04 pm

Gone by Christmas - big Mixu?

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Post by Sat31March1928 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:37 am

upthewell wrote:Gone by Christmas - big Mixu?
Keep him on until at least Jan 3. :D
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Post by upthewell » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:49 pm

Aye, McGhee's star ain't so shiny the now...

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Post by Scottish » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:52 pm

upthewell wrote:Aye, McGhee's star ain't so shiny the now...
Get him in the queue behind JJ.

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Post by kiwiscot » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:55 pm

In todays financial climate maybe clubs cant afford to sack a manager and pay out his remaining contract, very often the rest of his backroom staff too, and then engage another two or three .

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Post by lbb » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:41 pm

kiwiscot wrote:In todays financial climate maybe clubs cant afford to sack a manager and pay out his remaining contract, very often the rest of his backroom staff too, and then engage another two or three .
I think there's some truth in that. Quite a few are either relatively new appointments or have been rewarded with contract extensions. There must be at least one or two clubs hoping their man does 'the decent thing' over the next wee while.

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Post by the hibLOG » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:27 pm

Sat31March1928 wrote:
upthewell wrote:Gone by Christmas - big Mixu?
Keep him on until at least Jan 3. :D
It's only the global financial crisis that's keeping Laszlo in a job. If Vlad wasn't too busy counting his diminishing beans he'd be outraged. Soon as he finds out Laszlo's been picking his own team he'll be a goner.
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Post by kiwiscot » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:40 pm

Funnily , Hamilton just now are bottom of the SPL and I reckon their manager has , bar Craig Levein, got the safest job in the division.

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Re: No sackings - So Far

Post by Scottish » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:44 am

kiwiscot wrote:Funnily , Hamilton just now are bottom of the SPL and I reckon their manager has , bar Craig Levein, got the safest job in the division.
Hamilton haven't finished above a relegation spot in the top flight since 1939 so Billy Reid's job security should be no surprise. For quite a few of the rest simply ensuring that remains the case come May will be enough to keep them in a job. Hearts aside I don't reckon anyone's jacket is on a shoogly nail. Of course a bad run for Aberdeen or Hibs or something on the Berwick/ICT scale for the OF could change all that. But just about every club has more reasons to keep their boss than lose him. Think about it:

Strachan - 1st Celtic boss to win three in a row since Jock Stein

Smith - UEFA Cup Final only a few months ago and Rangers don't want to lose another boss so quickly after Le Guen

Levein - doing well at Tannadice

Laszlo - the exception to the rule due to owner's whims

Calderwood - Euro run last year and beginning to creep up table

Paatelainen - 1st season in charge

Jeffries - has just signed contract until 2012

MacPherson - took them up, kept them up, new stadium to move into

Hughes - more likely to leave via a 'promotion' than a sacking

McGhee - has record of last season to fall back on in current difficulties

Brewster - invited back for a second time

Reid - side doing no worse - and arguably better - than expected

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Post by lbb » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:50 am

There was a 'Brewster Out' banner by a couple of Caley Thistle diehards at yesterday's ICT-Rangers match. The first grumblings of dissent.

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