It's a good question and one we will probably never know the answer to. What we don't know is what the expectation and remit were. It might be that there was a feeling he didn't achieve as much as he could -even if the goal wasn't a promotion. Maybe, whilst he was recruited to provide stability the club felt on reflection he wasn't doing that or wasn't capable of bringing slow and steady progress. On the other hand, maybe he had achieved everything that was expected of him in record time but unfortunately there was a feeling he couldn't take us any further.beaglebum wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 8:54 pmWhat I don't understand is why they have sacked him? They gave him a 3 yr contract and from what I gather it was to build a bit of stability and cement our place in the championship - exactly what he has achieved with another year to go. There has been no mention from the board about promotion its all been about building from the youth upwards. So in theory he has over-achieved as they obviously thought it would take another season by giving him the contract they did and it really doesn't make sense changing the goalposts now.
I can understand it if they want a manager to build stability, then a new manager to build on what the previous one has done and get promoted and then another manager to cement our place in the premier and then another to challenge (for example Holloway - Warnock - Allardyce - Mourinho) and advising each manager exactly what his task is. But the fact Holloway has achieved his 'target early' surely means he deserves to also take the team to the next level or complete his contract and not be sacked? Arseholes!!!!
I certainly think it's hard for any of us to say he achieved his target as we don't know what that was. It's a shame, whilst i'll always feel there was a little of convenience to Holloway's passion he clearly cares about the club more than most managers would. That doesn't necessarily make him the best man for the job. Objectively speaking, if we were discussing the merits of his tenure and it had been someone with no previous connection to the club, i don't believe there would be the outrage there has been.
That's a lot more generous than was ever afforded JFH or Ramsey. Was it also a blip when Forest beat us 4-0 at their place, whilst we weren't getting beaten by those margins, it wasn't a blip - it was part of a long run of poor results, seemingly due to the adherence to an unsuitable system that other managers had sussed?
I know you want Holloway to leave LR with 3 points next season - but if his aptitude towards away fixtures is like it was for us, we won't have to worry much. I really am struggling with this Holloway before the club attitude. Again, the upset doesn't seem to be isolated to a concern that this isn't a good decision strategically in helping this football club progress - which certainly might be the case.