Having made the predictable appointment of The Uber-Hun John Grieg and the said John Gregg having made a pigs arse of the job, the next ‘safe’ appointment was another Uber-Hun, Jock Wallace. His first game in charge was a 3-0 thrashing at Pittodrie,
which was thoroughly enjoyable.
Wallace was at best their third choice. They tried and (obviously) failed to appoint Fergie and Jim McLean, both of whom rejected oldco's advances.