To be honest when the news broke that Mike Jackson had been sacked by Tranmere I wasn’t surprised especially as Tranmere are considered a big team in League Two particularly after their cruel relegation via points per game last season but 2 wins in their opening 10 games simply isn’t good enough if you want to be challenging for promotion.
Jackson is a fan favourite at Prenton Park having made 90 appearances across 2 spells at the club as well wining a couple of promotions with the super white army and was a fan favourite for his no nonsense approach and his never say die attitude in defence.
However, on the back of his appointment most of the Prenton Park faithful felt that it was gamble and a possible knee-jerk reaction given the relegation and Nicky Mellon’s departure to Dundee United in the summer but we’re happy that it was someone that knew what the club stood for. Fast forward 3 months the gamble hasn’t paid off with the chairman releasing a statement yesterday regarding the sacking “I appointed Mike because he’s an excellent coach and had fresh and forward thinking ideas. This is a season which could still yet be shortened due to Covid so we do not have the luxury of time to turn things around." Given his time at the club many fans demonstrated their sadness but admitted that a change was necessary.
The bookies are already speculating Jackson’s replacement with former Southampton and Hull boss Nigel Adkins emerging as the front runner along with Sol Campbell and recently sacked Salford boss Graham Alexander also favourite. With Tramere bosses and the board discussing a replacement fans will be eager to see whether they can turn their season around.