- 15 Mar 2010
- Jason Koumas / John Morrissey
We should make the decision that is in the long term interest of the club, even if it is difficult in the short term. If there was a high level candidate who was available that would not work with Dawes, we should have appointed him and let Dawes go. If there was no such candidate, it would have been reasonable to let Dawes continue in the job for the foreseeable future (on a rolling contract if need be - there is no reason why such details have to be made public) and replace him if / when it went ti*s up.I'm sure it does. My earlier point was more in terms of what expectations there were in terms of a new manager coming into a club. Take Adams, lots of experience and a generally favourable press from fans of previous clubs. Although it turned out to be a disastrous appointment, nobody could have foreseen that. My criticism of Mark Palios then was that he didn't change things when MA had lost the plot, but the season was still capable of being turned round.
Can understand why Mark wanted some experience, but after the Dawes/Parky combo had gone so well it was hard to get rid of them. Hence appointing someone who would work with them made sense and probably explains why Hurst, who appears to be joined at the hip with Chris Doig, didn't come Hill's appointment didn't ring alarm bells but I expect some of the adverse reaction was down to some of the sexier names we'd been linked with, but in reality were always highly unlikely. Despite the rather negative approach at Barrow, I agree with BBTC that we should allow KH more time and see what transpires.