I was of the McInnes out camp 18 months ago, just after he had sniffed around sevco towers and found it not to his liking. However it didn't happen and so resigned myself that he would be here until his contract ran out. As the end of last season approached and no new contract seemed to be forthcoming, I presumed the board had taken a bit of a pragmatic view......he wasn't the worst manager we had and probably didn't deserve sacking but that he should be allowed to see out his contract and then part company at the end of this season. He would get to see the training ground opened (and use it for a bit) which he did have a fair bit of input into......it seemed a reasonable thing to do.
However with the contract extension he received in the summer I'm now conflated. I really do think DM has taken us as far as he can and that in staying we risk not only stagnating but also regressing where Hibs and Hearts might well have a chance of overtaking us (maybe not Hearts whilst Avril remains in charge there). On the other hand our team can beat the arse cheeks and given a reasonable draw he could well add another Cup or 2 during his tenure.
I've said before.....with the ink on the new contract barely dry, unless we run into relegation difficulties we are stuck with DM for minimum 18 months, more likely till at least the end of his new contract. To punt him early won't be cheap....and our board certainly are known for profligacy. Certainly not to the point of essentially paying for 2 managers if we were to boot him out now and replace him with...…….well nobody actually springs to mind immediately (maybe the boy at Motherwell???).
Those advocating McInnes out now are going to be very disappointed I think.