It is the death knell in many a manager’s time at a club when the board gives you a vote of confidence. But according to Aberdeen’s Director of Football Willie Miller, the SPL side will not be sacking manager Craig Brown.
After only one win in nine games, including a humiliating cup defeat at the hands of East Fife, rumours were rife that the former Scotland manager and his assistant Archie Knox would be shown the door at Pittodrie.
However, Miller has rubbished any such talk, stating that the club are known for their history of supporting their managers through thick and thin.
Miller commented: “Fans should ignore any talk of Craig being under pressure and in danger of being sacked. It’s a load of scaremongering nonsense. We have a history of supporting managers through good times and bad and that will remain the case.
“The last week or so hasn’t been pleasant whether you are a fan, director, manager, player or one of the many other people working tirelessly behind the scenes at Pittodrie.
“What we have always done in times of adversity is band together and make a united effort to improve our situation.
“Others have talked of Craig being under pressure, not us. He and Archie Knox are the most experienced managerial team anyone could have.
“We have total trust in them eventually delivering the winning Aberdeen team that we all yearn for. It’s not as if their careers are full of periods like Aberdeen are going through at the moment.
“They are men who have known only success and you can be sure they will be determined to make the next few weeks more enjoyable for the Dons fans than the last few have been.
“It’s time to look forward and concentrate on what can be done to improve our position in the SPL and get the team ready for an assault on the Scottish Cup in the New Year.
“None of us are happy to see Aberdeen sitting in second bottom spot in the SPL after nine games. It’s not where we want to be and it’s certainly not where we expect to be at this stage but it’s a retrievable situation.”
We would like to hear the thoughts of Aberdeen fans on their poor start to the season and ask their opinions on whether manager Craig Brown should be kept on or shown the door?