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Weymouth fans reveal who they want as new boss following latest sacking

Weymouth fans reveal who they want as their new boss following the latest managerial sacking of Brian Stock on Wednesday morning.

His time at the Terras has come to an end after 15 months in charge, but the club find themselves in the National League relegation zone following seven consecutive defeats.

The former Bournemouth and Wales midfielder, 40, took over in September 2020 with this being the first time as a manager.

REACTION: Brian Stock - Bromley (H) 06/02/2021 - YouTube

Weymouth have won four of their 21 league matches and sit four points from safety having played one game more than the teams above them.

Weymouth confirmed that his departure followed a board meeting on Wednesday and the search in now on for a replacement, however a caretaker in-house appointment is likely for now and ready for this Saturday’s FA Trophy game away to Dartford.

His final game, a 1-0 loss to relegation rivals Southend United on Saturday, saw boos and chants aimed at Stock calling for his exit.

He told Echosport post-match that he didn’t fear for his future, however 96 hours later he has been relieved.

“I don’t fear anything,” he replied. “I’m confident I have enough knowledge, especially with the staff I have at my disposal, to give the boys the best platform to be able to perform.

“It’s hard to legislate for a mistake after five minutes from a player who’s been so reliable over the years. We’re all disappointed. We lacked bite.

“I don’t fear losing my job at all. Until I’m told otherwise, I’ll do everything I can for this football club.

“I’ll work tirelessly, 24/7. I’m constantly working every single day to strive to give (the players) the best opportunity for success.

“To stay in the league, it requires that. We were up against a full-time outfit again and when you look at what they have at their disposal, and budget, it’s miles apart.”

“I won’t ever shy away from the challenge,” he said.

“I am responsible for the club and the players’ performance. If it means I’m no longer the right person for the job, so be it.

“Until that day comes, I’ll do everything I can to make this club a success.”

Some of Weymouth’s fans wanted Stock gone so bad that they set up a crowdfunder, but only got to £20.

They believed a figure of £18,000 would have released him from his contract, which ran until the summer.

Echosport understands some members of Stock’s backroom staff are to follow him out.

As mentioned, Weymouth fans reveal who they want as new boss following the latest sacking, while others reacted on the decision itself…

@allweymouthaywe: Got to be Sean O’Driscoll for me

@terrasforever: about time, now go and bring in O’Driscoll

@1AndyPurchase: 100% the correct decision, but I’ve rarely felt sadder. Very best wishes to Brian. A decent man who tried his best. Now for the hard bit!

@Kevinmutch: Light at the end of a dark tunnel. Brian should be commended for the effort he put in – he seems like a genuinely decent chap – but we were only heading in one direction. #UTT

@james_corbz: The right decision. All the best for the future Brian.

@Woods190580: About fucking time! 4 months to save the season

@KyleBroomhead: Sean O Driscoll 👍👍👍👍

@MattWinter87: The right decision in the end and well done for making it. Let’s hope whoever the new man is that they can galvanize the squad and get them playing to the potential that we all know they have!

@K_D_B_: Best of luck to Brian in his future. His efforts always seemed sincere!

@ShaggerSean: O’Driscoll until the end of the season and hope for the best – fear it may be too late, but if there is anyone available with the experience, it’ll be him! #UpTheTerras 🔥🐐

@welchy123: Thank fuck for that, a year too late but at least we have some sort of chance now

@MrKarlEdgar: Already applied, let’s get a local lad in charge 🤣

@rob_pavey: Normally when a manager leaves a position, twitter is filled with players thanking them and wishing him well…… not seen any messages from current players yet 🤔 think that speaks volumes #playerpower

@uptheterras: shame to see it hasnt work out for Stock, need some proper experience to guide us up the table, O’Driscoll the perfect man imo

@mattlecras15: Get the big crowds back at Weymouth and appoint a decent manager from that league. The fans need to get behind the club

@JonnyWalbridge: Bring back molesley

@gmonkey007: Always was going to be difficult for Brian to achieve the required standard. A gamble by the board that has failed.. nothing wrong with that other than May be they gave him to long.. still won’t be easy to come back from this.. #UTT

@kingerinit: What a bad decision

@TerraStatman: The most immediate question for @theterras is who takes the reigns for at least the @dartfordfc FA Trophy game on Sat? Gk coach & veteran of 408 games as a player and 160 as manager @matthers17 [Jason Matthews] is one possibility… as is @pkmaitland [Paul Maitland], caretaker with Molesley for 2 gms in 2017.

@nlmusing: Not a huge surprise. Something just isn’t clicking at Weymouth despite changes to playing staff. Still very much in with a shot of survival if they make the right appointment. #TheTerras

Patrick Viyada Bennett: 🍾🍾🍾🍷🍻 Great, now give Ian Holloway a tinkle,I’m sure the wifey is fed up with him loitering around the house 🤔😁 ps don’t worry about his wages he will add a thousand on the gate just to hear him shouting on the touchline 😂

Adrian Macdonald: Correct decision but even so it’s a sad one. Many fans genuinely wanted it to work out. Good luck from here Brian, all the best!

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