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Jim Goodwin to remain Aberdeen manager despite poor form | ‘Board and fans seeking immediate response’ | Football News
January 26, 2023
Jim Goodwin will continue to be in charge of Aberdeen for Saturday’s sport at Hibernian – but has been warned the club’s board are “looking for an immediate response” pursuing Monday’s shock defeat at Darvel.
The Scottish Cup exit at the palms of a sixth-tier junior club piled the tension on Goodwin, who only joined the club in February after leaving St Mirren.
It arrived following Aberdeen suffered a 5- thrashing at the fingers of Hearts earlier in the month, leaving the Pittodrie side with just a person get in their very last nine game titles throughout all competitions.
A board meeting took location on Wednesday where by the foreseeable future of the 41-12 months-previous supervisor was a vital subject matter of discussion but he is set to have on in his purpose and will choose charge of Saturday’s excursion to Hibernian.
Chairman Dave Cormack reported in a statement: “We all recognise that Monday’s disastrous final result in the Scottish Cup was entirely unacceptable.
“It included insult to personal injury immediately after these types of a poor consequence versus Hearts, adhering to what was a strong general performance in the semi-last towards Rangers at Hampden.
“The soccer monitoring board, comprising Stewart Milne, Willie Garner, Steven Gunn and me, have now experienced a entire and frank meeting with Jim. It wasn’t an straightforward discussion, but needed after the all round bad success due to the fact the Earth Cup break.
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Highlights of Aberdeen’s 5- defeat at Hearts which leaves them fifth in the Scottish Premiership
“From our broader discussions more than the final two times, we consider that the senior players and the squad are guiding the manager. Put together with our conversations at present day assembly, Jim will be in the dug-out on Saturday.
“Nonetheless, to be apparent, Jim has been left in no question that the board and the admirers are in search of an immediate reaction from him and the gamers.”
‘Goodwin emotion as reduced as a supervisor can’
Previous Aberdeen defender Alex McLeish expressed sympathy for Goodwin right after what was arguably the worst result in the club’s heritage towards Darvel.
“Oh God, it really is a shame,” former Rangers, Birmingham and Scotland manager McLeish stated. “Hear, I’ve been there as a manager and I know what it feels like. He need to be sensation as minimal as a supervisor can at any time feel.”
“I do not want to be involved with significant headlines in opposition to my outdated club.
“I really feel for the club and (operator) Dave Cormack is a great mate. I know he’s very seriously seeking to get them to a better degree, but I’m scared that 1 has dragged them back a mile.”
Aberdeen’s future five fixtures
Hibernian (a) – Saturday
St Mirren (h) – February 1
Motherwell (h) February 4
Celtic (a) – February 18
Livingston (h) – February 25
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Confirmed Scottish Premiership fixtures reside on Sky Athletics
Sunday January 29: Livingston v Hearts, kick-off 1.30pm
Sunday January 29: Dundee United v Celtic, kick-off 4pm
Sunday February 5: St Johnstone v Celtic, kick-off 12pm
Sunday February 19: Motherwell v Hearts, kick-off 12pm