Oakwell chief so sad for the boss who delivered on his promise

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BARNSLEY boss Keith Hill has described Gary Megson’s sacking as “ridiculously sad”.

The Oakwell boss said: “Gary Megson was employed to get Sheffield Wednesday promoted and his first season was a transitional period, getting to know the players and what he needed. This season they had a real chance of getting promoted.

“Have they still got a chance of getting promoted? Without question.

“He’s managed to give Sheffield Wednesday, the supporters and the owner what he probably first promised when he was in that interview process with Milan Mandaric, so I find it ridiculously sad that he’s lost his job when he’s third in the table.”

Owen Coyle, who succeeded Megson as manager of Bolton, said it was “very sad” that Huddersfield and Wednesday fired Lee Clark and Megson when their teams were fourth and third:

“Obviously the minds of the clubs now is they want automatic promotion, but who is to say both Lee and Gary couldn’t have achieved that?

“It seems very strange and bizarre when you have two very good managers who are at the top end of the league, chasing that promotion dream, that it is taken away from them. With 12 to 13 games to go, the timing issues do not seem to tally up.”