Monday, 25 May 2009
No Class In Sunderland.
How badly was the sacking of Ricky Sbragia handled by Blunderland? I know they are claiming he resigned but Quinn couldn't stop himself from saying it was by "mutual agreement"; in other words, he was given the loaded gun and told to pull the trigger.
Poor Sbragia was stripped of all dignity as Quinn towered above him and damned him with faint praise in the post match interview. Basically the "job for life" amounts to a glorified scouting role as Quinn seeks a "bigger" man for the manager's job. Sbragia was fighting back the tears as Quinn spouted off and I am not surprised. He had just "saved" the Black Cats from the drop and here was his boss, utterly humiliating him on national TV.
Now I'm not saying Sbragia was the right man for the job but I am saying he deserved a little more respect than he was afforded. Why the rush? Why couldn't the announcement have been made today or tomorrow rather than in the immediate aftermath of the match? That was cruel and heartless and downright shoddy. He didn't create the mess at Sunderland, that was down to Keane, yet Keane was allowed to walk when he wanted and was not humiliated on national TV by Quinn. But then Keane and Quinn were mates weren't they?
Posted by Hammersfan at 13:24