Kevin worked hard and without a doubt made an impression with the improvements we have seen the squad. The league position told a story though and perhaps had things not improved kevin may have reflected on his position in anycase. Wish him well though
Post by charlestheoptimist on May 8, 2020 20:52:01 GMT
I think that with the current impasse in football there may be more managerial changes within certain clubs as the full impact of the lockdown starts to bite in financially. It is difficult to recommend anyone at present as we need to have certainty over uncertainty and a financially stable environment that would attract the right type of candidate.
Post by littlewoodenhorse on May 9, 2020 5:34:25 GMT
Disappointed Kevin has gone. I thought he did well. The players seemed to respect him. As many, including the statement from board, have suggested I’m sure money to improve the team may have been a stumbling block. I’m sure this will be the case for many teams going forward. He will be difficult to replace. I would like to wish well in the future and thank him for his efforts over the last couple of seasons. To everybody take care and keep safe!
Not overly surprised or disappointed, thought we would have kicked on a bit this season but was one step forward, two back. On our day, we were a match for anyone, the 4-4 with Cove at the start of the season really had me thinking we could be in the mix for play off spot but we couldn't string a run of decent performances together. Probably not a bad time for a change. Given the shortness of his tenure and the league positions he delivered you'd be excused for thinking he was a flop but Kevin's stint will live long in the memory. Last season, maybe not for the right reasons probably one of my favourites in the 40 odd years I've been going. Mad but an absolute blast.
As others have said we owe KH big time for last season. His stock was never going to be any higher than it was at this time last year and if he was going to get a boost to a better job then it was then. I kinda thought he would get a bigger gig than the Rovers if I'm honest.
On that basis I was glad when he stayed and with the decent looking squad (on paper) then season 19/20 looked promising inasmuch as we shouldn't be scrapping right at the foot of the table, although with the budget on offer it's pushing it to think we'd be able to compete with the Coves and Edinburghs of this world. And we all know how that turned out!
I still maintain there was something not right behind the scenes between KH and the players in the early part of the season. There's nothing to back this up but it seemed obvious the players weren't' playing for him for whatever reason.
A parting of the ways was maybe inevitable but the timing is a tad strange? Maybe we're just getting better organised for when we resume?
Be interesting to see who sticks their hand up for the Cliftonhill hot seat. There's always plenty out of work managers with egos way bigger than their ability so we won't be short of candidates.
Anyhoo, thanks for the memories (from 18/19), Kevin. This season, not so much! Good luck in your next job and I hope it all works out for you.
Looking from afar as I do, I was hoping we would kick on from the end of last season and be further up the table than we are. Think Kevin leaving is the right decision, but who comes next, I have no idea. Let's hope the board get it right and we can push on