Foresttownstag wrote: Jamie wrote:
ParisStag wrote:All we need is for him to get us up to League 1. After that, set him a him a high target of promotion again and if we're in the bottom half by Christmas, we can justify sacking him and getting someone else.
Wow... you think it would be justifiable to sack him if we're bottom half of L1 come next Christmas. Unbelievable.
If we're reasonably clear of relegation then he'd be doing a fine job. The championship is a dream that people need to let go. Our priority should be stabilising ourselves as a L1 outfit.
Plymouth were 4th bottom at Christmas, they stuck with their manager and are now challenging for the play offs
The Chairman's ambition is the championship, but those of us who remember our last forays into League 1 will remember immediate relegations. Given what we've heard about Flitcroft maybe not doing the job at that level, the fear of a repeat of those seasons is reasonable.
Obviously we should give him time to see how he does, but if we are near the bottom by Christmas, it will be a real danger. I expect we'll have another competitive budget if we are in League 1 next season so we should definitely be aiming for top half. If we are near the bottom, it will be an underachievement. Making it clear that top half or even promotion is the goal, will mean that if it becomes clear that he isn't cut out for that level, we will be justified in making a change. Obviously, any sane Stags fan would be happy with consolidation given our past failures at that level in recent times.