Listening to the radio today the general consensus is that Comolli paid too much for the players we brought in. After a season of under achievement they will be worth less than what we paid, but isn't that Kenny's responsibility?
No. I think FSG see definite roles between manager and DOF. To them the DOF as the money man. The crime is not that we bought average mid-table players, but that we grossly over-paid for them. Yes, the decisions on players is shared by the Manager and the DOF, but the primary responsibility for getting value in the transfers goes to the DOF. So Comolli is gone.
I think they see Kenny's job as being responsible for getting more juice from the orange, not primarily responsible for the quality of the oranges.
I don't think they are going to decide Kenny's fate until they have a new DOF they trust, then they will take that new DOF's opinion into account. The fact they are moving so quickly this season on a DOF is because the transfer window is approaching. But also the time to make a decision about a manager for next season is approaching too. They would want a DOF to work with Kenny for a few weeks this season too.