Thursday Debate: Is it too early for coaches to move on?
We asked the question on our social media channels about whether it’s too soon for coaches to move on in light of the news that MK Lightning’s Doug McKay had left the club.
While we’re fully aware that personal reasons was the reason cited for McKay’s exit, it created an interesting debate about whether or not it’s too early to see coaches moved on by clubs if things aren’t going well.
This is what we asked:
👉🏻THE THURSDAY DEBATE👈🏻 After Doug McKay’s departure from MK Lightning, is November too early for a new coach to part ways? How long should coaches be given? Is there a football culture of demand for change creeping in among fans? Let us know what you think #ThursdayDebate #BIH pic.twitter.com/52JiOdE56X
— British Ice Hockey 🏒 (@BritIceHockey) November 15, 2018
As ever, you, the fans, brought some interesting points to the discussion and here are the best of them:
Think it was obvious his ideas etc wasn’t getting through to the team, if you know/feel it’s not working then never a bad time
— williamlcummings (@soccerdad1994d) November 15, 2018
Is there solid evidence that giving coaches time is better than sacking and appointing a new one? In terms of results and points earned per game. Genuine question. Something worth looking in to.
— Joseph (@Joey_Dundee) November 15, 2018
Yawn, blame it on football again. Thommo was in trouble for ages with an ever growing section of Steelers fans. For MK, yeah agree he should be given a season at very least, but didn't he leave for personal reasons?
— #30 (@cotneycoe) November 15, 2018
This 'football attitude' aught to be stamped out now. Players and coaches need support in hard times not slagging off by so called fans
— Anthony (@AMFatSTANAGE) November 15, 2018
Perform or go that’s sport if your being paid at any level. 8 losses in a row coach goes and they win 6-1 early days but initially doesn’t look a bad move.
— scaramouche (@scaramo36776368) November 15, 2018
Thank you to everyone who took part in today’s debate.