‘Unfortunately, it had to happen’ – Plymouth fans react to Adams departure

Plymouth Argyle have sacked manager Derek Adams with just one match left of the season.

Adams had been at the helm at Home Park since June 2015, guiding the club to promotion from League Two in 2017 and to seventh place in League One last season.

However, Saturday’s 5-1 defeat at Accrington Stanley was Argyle’s fifth successive loss, a disastrous spell which has seen them concede fifteen goals and slip into the League One relegation places.

The Pilgrims have picked up just two points in their last eight games, and owner Simon Hallett finally lost patience with Adams after Saturday’s thrashing which left Argyle needing to beat Scunthorpe on Saturday, and hope results go their way elsewhere to preserve their League One status.

The club statement said they had ‘agreed by mutual consent that Derek Adams be relieved of his duties.’

Adams fall from grace seemed to begin when he called a section of Argyle fans yobs before Christmas, and his relationship with the local media had become increasingly strained as the season wore on. He refused to speak to the local press at all after the Accrington match and cut a desolate and isolated figure in the technical area during the game.

The decision has generally been greeted positively by Pilgrim fans who have seen their team slip from playoff contenders to relegation candidates this season. Many thanked Adams for the success he had brought the club, but with results not good enough this campaign, most felt it was time for the Scot to go.

Here is a small selection of their responses to the news on Twitter.

 

 

 

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