Wharton: Knill’s time was up
Scunthorpe chairman Steve Wharton admits the club ran out of
patience with the run of poor form under former boss Alan
Knill was relieved of his duties on Monday morning following the
club’s ninth league defeat of the season at the weekend.
“We have not taken the decision lightly and I have to say it is
never easy,” Wharton told the Iron’s official website.
“The last few weeks have become increasingly difficult and
eventually I had to make a decision that it was time for a change.
It has been building, but I think the final straw was that it
wasn’t getting any better and we have been as patient as we can
“At times I think we played some very good football and to be
fair to Alan he is a very good coach. It seemed that somehow we
have lacked the desire and confidence and it is the manager’s job
to instill that.
“But as a manager, and particularly at a club like Scunthorpe
where we have achieved what we have in recent times, that is even