Still saddened about Jackson, but now we wait to see what Thomas does next.
It was a decisive and bold decision to kick Jackson through the door, and the question is now, as it has been in my mind for some time, is whether Thomas is capable of making a right decision?
Terry Skiverton was the latest to be added to the list yesterday afternoon of those that Sandgaard has hired and then fired.
Today’s Standard article reveals a lot about Sandgaard’s inner psyche, and I have no doubt given the chance he would be on the touchline with his tracksuit on thinking he can be the next Jurgen Klopp.
Do we assume then that TS already has someone lined up like he did with Nigel Adkins when Bowyer saw the writing on the wall?
Or is it as Sandgaard told the SLP that there will be an “exhaustive search” for his 4th manager in 18 months. Clearly since Ged Roddy was shown the door Thomas has apparently made many more of his own connections in the game. Men with money attract that sort of attention even though they live nearly 5,000 miles away.
I admire Thomas for knowing what he wants, but I worry about the ability though to get it and he does tread a disturbing fine line between confidence and egotistical narcissism.
For all my admiration of Johnnie I believe a clean sweep is required and a modern thinking connected new coach or manager and their staff will be very welcome and backed by us all.
I am just very skeptical that Sandgaard’s is capable of finding them and then granting them the tools to succeed without interference.
This is a massive decision for Thomas and he would do well to reflect on his decision making and comments to date.