The Daily Record have reported that St Mirren chairman Gordon Scott has demanded a decision from manager Oran Kearney over his future. It comes after the pair had a bust-up recently according to the report.
It goes on to claim that Scott wants Kearney to make a permanent move to Scotland. The Buddies boss still frequently travels home to Northern Ireland to see his family.
Why is Scott seemingly giving Kearney an impossible ultimatum? He should be doing everything he can to keep the Buddies boss.
Kearney should be given everything he needs
The Buddies have to give Kearney what he wants. If St Mirren had went down last year, he couldn’t have been blamed. The Northern Irishman came into what can only be described as a massive mess made by Alan Stubbs.
The ex-Coleraine boss turned the fortunes of the Paisley club around and saved them from relegation. Now you give him an ultimatum that forces him to pick between his family and football? It’s poor from Scott.
The Buddies chairman should be making sure Kearney has everything he needs. The right playing budget that is realistic for both the manager and the board, suitable facilities. All the basics and a bit more you’d expect a manager of a club like St Mirren to get.
If it’s the constant travelling to Northern Ireland he’s bothered about, put plans in place to get Kearney’s family over here. That’d be an easier task than getting a manager in who could do as good a job as Kearney.
It hasn’t affected his work yet, or at least in the public eye it hasn’t. Who knows what happens behind the scenes, but on the face of it, this seems like a silly thing to potentially lose a manager over.
It’d be terrible for the club if they lost the Northern Irishman. He’s just getting started and to lose him to something like this would be regrettable. The club should be bending over backwards to make sure he stays.