Megson:”I Love It Here” Hours Before Sacking

30Dec09

In Gary Megson’s final interview as Bolton boss for the BBC he said regarding his job, “I love it here”. That was less than 12 hours before he was given the sack by Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

During the interview Megson was asked about the Bolton home crowd and their part in the capitulation where they threw away a two goal advantage to fellow strugglers Hull. Megson said, “it’s difficult for them playing in that atmosphere.” He was implying that Bolton fans routinely make it difficult for managers and players at the Reebok.

He said about Hull, “at hull the other day they (hull) are losing to Manchester united and yet they have still got that drive from their lot and you know, it’s a lot easier to play within that, but that’s the way it is here and we have got to cope with that…”

However he failed to point out the most significant difference of all.  Hull City had the drive of the fans because of what they were producing on the pitch and the way they had been instructed to take the fight to title contenders Manchester United. They had that support from the fans because they were going for it against the Champions.  They would not have that drive behind them if they were leading at home against a poor Bolton side and their manager suddenly switched to an all out defend mentality. Their fans would flip! 

Asked if he was going to “stick it out” at Bolton Megson replied, “Yeah, I love it here… they’re terrific!”

The fans react to what is put out there by the manager.  He only has himself to blame.

Link to the full interview. HERE

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