Stuart Gray’s chances of getting the Wednesday manager’s job surely ended after Saturday’s shocking performance at home to Bournemouth.
And if Milan Mandaric was wondering if Gray could be the man – rather than bringing in a fresh face – then the 90 minutes at Hillsborough must have sent him back on the trail of a new manager.
Gray said: “I thought we started brightly but heads went down after they scored their first goal. The defending was schoolboy and we won’t win football matches defending like that.
“In the end we finished the game the stronger and got a goal back through Jacques but it was too little too late from our point of view.”
Yes, we were missing important players in Connor Wickham and Glenn Loovens but, in reality, we were second best in all departments … from organisation to commitment and application to teamwork … and all this against a very average Bournemouth side.
Now it’s back to you, Milan. After the Warnock saga, a shortlist which never materialised and then the ‘give Gray a chance’ announcement, he needs to stop dithering and act quickly to bring in a new manager who can breathe much-needed life and energy into the club.
If that doesn’t happen as soon as possible then we probably all fear a return to the wilderness of division one.