It will surprise nobody to hear I’m disappointed Kenny Jackett has been relieved of his duties.
Not only because I believe in his abilities as a coach, but more so because I thought we needed him in the immediate.
With such sweeping revolution elsewhere his steady hand would have been an asset in at least guiding us through a turbulent interim period.
As it is we dive into the unknown, possibly with a coach with little to no Championship experience. And we all know how that ended last time.
But I don’t want to be the voice of doom in what are strange and exciting times, so perhaps this represents another big step towards something bigger and better?
Either way, the first managerial appointment of the Fosun era will have to work fast and without the benefit of a pre season to communicate his ideas.
It’s a tough ask.
Naturally the immediate favourites consist of domestic coaches currently out of work and names within Jorge Mendes’ phone book.
Dreamers would probably prefer an Andres Villas Boas to cement our position as Championship big hitters, whereas realists probably lean more towards Steve Bruce, a proven winner at this level.
Personally, I’m at a loss to even venture an opinion on where we go from here so will happily just come along for the ride.
More to follow on Kenny’s tenure in due course.