Dundee will stay right behind manager Paul Hartley despite the side’s dreadful start to the season.
Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Partick Thistle leaves the Dark Blues three points adrift at the foot of the Premiership with just one win from the opening 11 games.
There were boos as the players trooped off at Dens last night, although there was also applause for skipper Darren O’Dea when he went to speak to diehard fans in the South Enclosure after the final whistle.
Fans took to social media to call for the gaffer’s head but it’s clear those in charge believe the man who led their club to promotion two years ago and a top-six finish in the top flight the following year can turn things around.
When the Tele contacted managing director John Nelms indicated there would be no club statement on the crisis. But he did call for everyone to get behind the team.
“We all need to pull together and stick together and that’s from top to bottom,” he said.
Those words were echoed by Kenny Ross, chairman of the Dundee Supporters Association.
He did admit the current problems were worrying.
“This definitely a time for everyone to stick together and by that I mean manager, players and fans,” said Kenny.
“Obviously things are not good just now and it is a worrying time but we should not be panicking.
“What it needs is for us all to be together and work hard to turn things round and we have to keep our heads.”
That’s not a view shared by every Dundee fan and some do want to see a change in the managerial hot-seat.
Gary Knight, who runs the Big Rabbie Dees Supporters Club, feels it’s time for a change and even came up with a candidate for next manager.
“In my opinion he has lost the players and the majority of the fans, so he has to go,” he said.
“I think John Hughes would be a good replacement as manager.”