Very easy to obviously say 'Should have got Lampard' after watching him celebrate getting Derby to the play offs whilst we finish bottom. But let's rewind 12 months to refresh the memories:
A club who's regularly finished mid table and now have to sign a manager to try and progress us into the top 10. Just comparing these two, the options are:
- A big name with no managerial experience - A manager who's worked his way up the leagues, most recently getting a team with little budget to the league 1 play off finals when they were tipped for relegation
Nobody was distraught at not getting Lampard 12 months ago. The other big contender was Jack Ross.
As someone who was happy to see Mick go and fed up of all the Chris Sutton's out there telling me to be careful what I wish for, I try not to judge manager sackings as an outsider. My initial reaction was that it's harsh as he's kept them up 2 years, but a Brighton fan tells me this:
3 wins in their last 23 league games 7 games stretching from March/April without a goal Home defeats to Burnley (1-3), Southampton (0-1), Bournemouth (0-5), Cardiff (0-2) Predictable tactics
Obviously if you were Mick in then fair enough, but if you were Mick out then you will know how they're feeling and how easy it is to judge from the outside.