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McDonough Leaves By Mutual Consent

Our Director of Technical Performance Dave McDonough has today left the club by mutual consent.

Much has been written and speculated about in the local press of late when it came to McDonough and his role within the club, and although there hasn't been a direct statement by the club following his departure today, it obviously has left a few questions unanswered in the press coverage.

The Birmingham Mail suggest again that McDonough was hugely influential in championing the appointment of Pepe Mel, as well as a number of other overseas bosses, following the sacking of Steve Clarke only a few months ago and of course being Mel's training ground translator to boot his departure now raises further questions about the future of our head coach.

The paper links some of the unrest that has been speculated about with the players to McDonough's presumed growing role, which also apparently included an 'impromptu and unwelcome' team talk at half time in the game against Newcastle on New Year's Day which they say went down like a lead balloon with players and our coaching staff.

Way too much speculation and tooing and froing with behind the scenes issues at the moment, but clearly something is not right and hasn't been for a while.

The BBC's Pat Murphy is quoted as saying of this development.

'...he drove through the appointment of Mel and for some time had the ear of Jeremy Peace. Mr Peace has heeded the scepticism from the dressing room and acted with characteristic ruthlessness. The players now owe him, but Mel will be shifting even more uneasily as a result. He has lost his key ally.'

If that wasn't bad enough though the Daily Mail have outdone themselves with a whole article dedicated to our socks.

It's all getting toe much isn't it.

(can't take credit for that, it was in one of the article comments!)

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Date:Friday February 28 2014

Time: 4:37PM

 

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