Newport manager Michael Flynn is upset at the high number of League two managers losing their jobs this season.
Mark Yates became the latest casualty of the season, following Gary Johnson, Dean Austin and Kevin Nolan into the Job Centre. Flynn, whose own side are impressing in the automatic promotion spots, believes more patience is required.
“I never like seeing a manager lose their job,” said the Exiles boss. “It’s never a nice thing and I know Mark Yates. He’s a top lad and it’s always more disappointing when you know them. But it’s the nature of the beast and I’m sure it will happen to me one day.”
In the case of Austin, he was afforded few games before the axe swung, perhaps as a reaction to a bad start after relegation as much as anything. Yates wasn’t given an awful lot of time either, he only took over from John Askey in the summer but had failed to win a game at Macclesfield.
“Managers definitely need more time but it’s way it’s going at the minute,” he added. “You need to have foundations to build and to get your principles, your points across, your full team in that you want, your squad of players and you need them all to gel.”
Newport are currently third in League Two, three points clear of MK Dons in fourth.
Quite right too, one or two managers are not being given enough time to make things happen. Yates’ sacking was coming, but he was always on the back foot after Askey left a Macclesfield side struggling for money.
Flynn doesn’t have to worry too much though, his side are flying.