Evening Telegraph

POLL RESULTS: Dundee fans give clear verdict on whether Neil McCann should stay as manager

Dundee manager Neil McCann

Dundee fans have given a clear message to the board regarding the future of manager Neil McCann.

The Tele yesterday ran an online poll asking fans if McCann deserves more time to turn things round after at Dens a terrible start to the season.

His position as Dundee manager is coming under increased scrutiny after his side lost for the fifth match running on Saturday.

The Dark Blues went down 3-1 at home to Motherwell – and it could have been a lot worse.

The Dee sit bottom of the table without a point and have twice been beaten by lower league opposition in the Betfred Cup.

McCann is correct when he says his team had a similarly bad opening to last season’s campaign before recovering to finish safely in ninth place.

However, less than one in five supporters shared his optimism as 80% of Dundee fans who voted in our online poll called for him to be dismissed after 17 months in the hot seat.

Of the 1,609 votes submitted, 1,297 believed his time was up.

One of our readers wrote: “His tactics and player recruitment have not been good enough.

“There is no passion in his players, they were second best against a Motherwell side who chased and harried for everything throughout the match.

“He should do the gentlemanly thing and resign and realise he is a better pundit than a manager.”

Just 312 people felt he deserved more time.

One wrote: “He is still a rookie and there are worse teams in the league.”

McCann has time to regroup his players during the international break before a trip to Rangers, one of his former clubs, a week on Saturday.