Reports are circulating that Phil Parkinson has been sacked: Parky These have now been confirmed by the official club site.
All the backroom staff have gone (it is best to have a clean out in these circumstances). The name of Dennis Wise has been widely mentioned as a possible replacement. Onw would hope that the new owners have someone in mind as we don't want a repeat of the post-Curbishley fiasco which did lasting damage to the club.
Dennis Wise is favourite with the bookies st 2-1; Gareth Southgate and Chris Coleman are both 6-1; Iain Dowie and Kevin Blackwell are 8-1; and Alan Curbishley is 16-1 (Curbs would never come back in my view and I don't think it would be right for him and the club.
Let's hope that any new manager has sufficient funds to replace some of the mediocre players. They are a good part of the problem. However, poor decision-making was evident last night in the initial formation and the substitutions. The new owners want to see the club in the Championship, as all fans do, and they feel that a fresh start is the best way to achieve that. They have been prepared to act decisively.
Keith Peacock has been appointed temporary manager which should steady the ship with Damian Matthews as his assistant.
The King is dead. Long live the King!