Of course no chance of not discussing Mcleish and Adam just sent this in.
There is plenty of debate and hatred point towards McLeish, something that I am very much enjoying at the moment. However, I’m not sure if sacking him now, with only 3 games left in the season would pay off.
Having heard Lerner’s message from yesterday evening, his tone of voice doesn’t seem to be convinced by McLeish’s performance over the course of the season. The majority of fans were hoping to see ‘McLeish sacked’ headlines, but it’s not going to happen right now.
If we look at Wolves and Chelsea they’ve both sacked there managers and replaced them with their assistants. Di Matteo has had previous managerial experience and this move has very much paid off. However, for Wolves it hasn’t, Corner had little to none experience and this resulted in Wolves relegation to the Championship. It seems as though hiring a manager mid-season was difficult. If McLeish was to get fired, only MacDonald could take over, and I’m not convinced he would do so well especially with three games left. He would add more ambition, better style of play and the kids would possibly play even better. But would the pressure be too much for MacDonald’s shoulders?
This is why yesterday’s statement doesn’t surprise me. I didn’t expect a message that would put McLeish under more pressure than he has now, that would just bring Villa down. My honest opinion is for the fans to continue adding pressure to the manager, let the message be passed on to the owner; I want him to realise that he has made a mistake. This season can be forgotten and it will, especially if we see a new manager, new team and a new style of play at the beginning of the new 2012-2013 season.