Darren Eales struggles to appoint a manager for Atlanta, never mind Cormack being the one that’s leading him down the proverbial path. I’ve highlighted this before. Atlanta are on their 4th coach in 5 years…
Look at who’s on our board - it makes for terrible reading.
Board of Directors:
Tom Crotty (Venture capitalist)
Darren Eales (4 managers in 5 years at AUTD)
Stewart Milne ( the most experienced…)
Zoe Ogilvie (A PR vessel)
Kevin MacIver (finance)
Robert Wicks (commercial - good guy)
We had a great chance to prove how Scottish Football is ruined by the establishment dinosaurs, instead, we’ve validated them.
I highlighted the ~25% win stats for Glass and showed that in his two years at AUTD he was conceding 2 goals for every 1 scored. I highlighted the need for an experienced DOF to be appointed before the manager. I highlighted Atlanta’s lack of footballing success and experience, even though they’ve had superb commercial success due to a huge captive audience and being invited into a protected franchise model.
The governance and leadership of our club doesn’t seem to be built on analysis or good judgement. It’s built on believing American capitalism will make us successful.
For the record, I voted yesterday to give Glass the full season. Why? Because the board must learn. We don’t generate a billion of revenue like Atlanta and we can’t afford to buy our way out of poor leadership decisions like AUTD. Our decision making must be considered and involve people who have the experience to make the most informed decisions possible. Sacking Glass prematurely will allow our board to pretend Glass may have worked out and they might not take full responsibility. It would also lay the responsibility on Glass and not Dave Cormack, Darren Eales and Steven Gunn. Steven Gunn is in no way qualified to lead, support and direct Glass. If I were him I’d be trying to hire a respected football brain to support his decisions - if he makes any.
It’s a shambles. It can’t be repeated. Give glass more time to confirm to us all that there is no one currently at the club who can influence performance on the pitch. The EXACT opposite of the philosophy Dave Cormack discussed. Where the club’s success would be built on foundations allowing coaches and players to leave with no reset in squad or success levels.
Turns out that it’s entirely built on the quality of the 1st team manager.