NOTTINGHAM FOREST BOSS, Philippe Montanier’s reign of just seven months ends making the club increasingly rudderless. Perhaps surprisingly quoting Churchill, the Frenchman departs with the words ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts’. Poignant words for us all to consider.
Montanier evidently made a few mistakes but he is a decent man of honour and one with considerable experience and success. Crucially, I don’t believe he was allowed to run his own team due to the meddling of crackpot Chairman, Fawaz. This was most spectacularly seen when Scotland starlet, Oliver Burke, was offloaded to Red Bull Leipzig for £13M and replacing with very little – despite promises to the contrary.
His leaving mirrors the departure recently of John Sheridan, from Notts County – another good football man and talented manager, also after seven months.
Is anyone else utterly bored stiff with the stupid and pointless managerial merry-go-round that is professional football these days?