THE FANS VIEW – By Amanda MacMillan
Many Hibs fans today said they were shocked at the departure of former club captain John Hughes so soon into his managerial career with the club.
David Melvin, 55, a cleaner from Edinburgh, said: “I’m devastated. He’s not been given a chance. Everybody has got to take their part in this. I haven’t even thought about who I’d like to see replace him.”
Joiner Davey Cadger, 57, also from Edinburgh, agreed that it was not all his fault. He said: “What a shame. I don’t know why they’re blaming him. They should have given him more cash to get more players.
“It wasn’t his fault. The players should have played together.
“The club has more money than Rangers and Celtic and they could have done more that way. They should’ve given him a bit longer.
“I don’t think it will ruin his reputation. They have no-one really to pick from for manager.
“All the best ones have gone.”
“They get paid a fortune and the should be playing better. I play football on a Saturday and even I try harder than they do.
“The weekend was probably the final nail in the coffin. We need to get someone who knows the club. It needs a young manager. I don’t know if tony m would come back but I wouldn’t complain if he did.”
He said: “I think it’s a good decision because he wasn’t delivering results. When it comes down to it it’s his head that’s on the chopping block. There is only so much blame that the players can take.
“Everyone always goes on about how is was born in Leith and how he is Hibs born and bred.
“But when you see a club who was in Europe to one that is not winning a home game then you know something is wrong.”