Absolute respect for Kenny, but I think this is the right decision.
Say A. N. Manager had just overseen the season we had just had, this decision would be a no-brainer.
Yes, there are mitigating factors; but for me, we need a long term plan now - and I just don't think we were at the start of one at the moment.
Tactically we've been hit and miss this season, personnel-wise we've been questionable and you'd have to say that KD would motivate more than perhaps anything else - but the amount of gutless performances we've had this season suggests that the players settled in to "end of season syndrome" way too easily.
I hate to say it: but I think today had to happen, I really do.
I'd like Rafa Benitez back, to be honest. I think his transfer targets would be smarter and more likely to be a success and before the cancers started chipping away at his side, we were damned close to winning the league.
The thing is, we can still attract great promising players. And what puts us ahead of the likes of Newcastle etc is that once we have the players and we become more successful, we can actually hold on to them.