I wonder if that is one of the latest sackings ever? Especially for a long serving manager and when a club hadn't already sacked one mgr that season (i.e. are just trying everything).
Bottom line is that he has never done well with them. Quite amazing loyalty in its own way, and you could say staggeringly low aspirations, even for a smaller club.
19th, 20th and 19th-placed finishes in League Two, and now 22nd, 2 points off a return to non lge. How he lasted this long is incredible.
True. Expectation is very low and in a way they’ve been sleepwalking into this for many years. Trouble is, istm, very little money, the Gary Johnson inspired bubble burst long ago and they’re in the middle of nowhere with few bigger clubs from which they can get loanees willing to go there. Good luck to them but I think if they go out of the league they may well not get back and will return to their traditional non league roots. UTG!
DW might not have been everyone’s cup of tea for all the reasons above but feel sorry for the guy who put his heart and soul into Yeovil. They will be hoping for a new manager bounce and be thankful that there are two even worse clubs below them. Blimey if we think we have problems in a relegation fight in league 1 it must be a hundred times better than one at the bottom of league 2. UTG!
Well we know it is. That feeling is still pretty clear in my mind. Any relegation is bad but dropping out of the league is the worst, even worse than losing to your local rivals. It did actually sort us out so I don’t regret us being non league for a season. Not so sure Yeovil would bounce back the way we did though, they haven’t got the hardcore support that we showed during our lowest point in history. UTG
Never seen Marcus as a manager, good number 2 but to me thats about it, his interviews tended not to be very interesting!would not rule out DC & Marcus going there, new owners may invest and though scope there would appear to be limited they have been in the championship more recently than us,strange timing though DC could find himself in exact same position as when he took over Rovers, watch this space!
As much as he is uninspiring to listen to, and by all accounts, the football has been pretty terrible the last 10 games, you can't help but feel a tinge of sympathy for a man who was once a club legend and has battled back from serious health injuries.
The stats were pretty good at the start of the year. They had a good start to the season and even tonked Newport 6-0 away. There was a bit of an injury crisis there from Nov-Jan and results took a dive and then strange things started happening around the time the takeover was beginning to break, including extending Ways contract. I can't help but think that the problems start higher up at that club, its always been a bit of a gentlemans club in the boardroom.
Way did have a poor budget, even for that league, heavily reliant on free transfers and young loanees with no expereince and the sniff of a decent player and they get sold from underneath him in the very next window. Otis Khan and Jordan Green were huge players for them which have been sold on mid season.
He will end up managing a local non league side imo say Dorchester etc... moving to the women’s game or maybe a youth coach for an efl club.
He'll end up managing a local Lidl.
Bit harsh, according to this to manager a Lidl you have to "...keep customers happy and the store hitting its targets, leading your team as if this is your own business". All stuff that Way has struggled to do at Yeovil. Add into the mix you're also expected to help out on stock checks and restocking shelves at 5"6, Way would really struggle. Let's not do down the hard work Lidl Managers put in.
People happy to put the boot into the old manager are just scumbags to me. Graham coughlan has done well for us but god i wish we were playing the fast flowing attacking football with width that was such a big part of the dc era.
The league 2 promotion season and our first season back in league one will take some beating for entertainment.
Bookies odds are just nonsense in my view. Never to be taken seriously. They change more often than the wind changes direction and as the old saying goes even a broken clock is right twice day.
I seriously hope for DC's sake that he holds out for a better job than that. He deserves better than Yeovil although I hold them no ill will. It's just that their potential simply does not match his ambition.
If I was them I would try and tempt someone like their former player Jerry Gill, or another good up-and-coming manager from non-league who has knowledge of good young players at a lower level, someone like Daryl McMahon, Alun Armstrong or Matt Jansen.
They can keep their hands off Jerry Gill - he's taking Bath City up!