I wasn’t impressed when McCann was made permanent manager. Yes, he did well keeping us up but i don’t think he was a realistic long term manager. More a short term fix to get the best out of what was a relatively reasonable squad of players. Appointing him as a permanent manager was extremely risky, particularly given the fact he openly stated he was essentially committed at virtually all costs to passing football.
I didn’t want McIntyre. I don’t know any Dundee fan that did. No point in discussing this appointment any further.
I didn’t want McPake. He was doing a good job in the youth set up but experimenting whether he had what it takes to be a good manager was ridiculous given the fact we were trying to bounce straight back up.
I didn’t want McGhee and I think Strachan should have a good hard look at himself regarding this appointment BUT I did think McGhee would improve the shape of the team and read games better (I think he did but I can see why others may think he did not). For all McGhee’s faults I think it’s very unfair to judge him too harshly given he had to work with a squad assembled by McPake and had no opportunity whatsoever to add even one player of his choosing.
I don’t think it is asking too much for Nelms to appoint a manager that, on paper at the very least, looks like a well thought out and good appointment. If Nelms does that I don’t think there would be anywhere near the same level of criticism that is currently being directed at him.