It's only natural to wonder who FSG have got in mind to replace Kenny. We had a poor season and a decision needed to be made, I wanted Kenny to stay and am gutted with the decision and the manner of it all, but in the end FSG (and whoever they were being advised by) had to decide if they felt that Kenny was the right man to take us forward at this moment in time. I've read people stating 'what if the new manager doesn't finish top 4?' but the real question should be 'what if the new manager finishes 17 points from 4th?' If we had finished 6th and a few points from 4th this season I highly doubt that there would any discussion over Kenny's future.
It's all very emotional because of who Kenny is but if they believe this is what's right for the progression of the club then they had to do it rather than bow to fan pressure and keep him. Even more important than this decision is what FSG do over the next month or so, it will shape their entire reign at the club.
I absolutely believe that Kenny should have stayed and have very little faith in what FSG are doing. They accepted that we were going to buy young players but then expected results in all competitions immediately, they stood back and watched Kenny take all the heat in the Suarez row before stepping in when it was far too late. Maybe, as has been suggested today, giving Kenny the job last January was another one of their mistakes especially if they were never 100% convinced by him. All of that is in the past now and we're stuck with them so what they do now is completely vital and will shape our future for years to come.
Such a sad day for the club.