A new survey shows the public are divided over whether it is time to sack Macys coaching director Mark O’Connor.
The poll of 2,000 Macys supporters in the weeks leading up to the release of the Macys’ results found that 59% said they did not support O’Connors departure, while 39% backed it.
A third of the 1,000 respondents said they would not support a coach leaving the club at all, with a further 1% saying they would never vote for a new coach.
Macys have been under a cloud since the Macs’ shock 4-0 defeat to Championship outfit Crawley Town in Round 3 of the Premiership on Tuesday night.
O’Connor has overseen a disastrous season in the top flight, with the club struggling to reach the play-offs in the current campaign, having lost just one of their last six matches in the Premier League.
He also missed out on a first-team debut in the second half of the season, with John Hartson and Ryan Mason both missing the trip to London.
The result of the poll comes as the Mackeys are preparing for the final stages of their own FA Cup tie with Ipswich Town.
Despite their recent troubles, the club’s fans continue to turn out to support their team.
In the poll, 68% of Macys fans said they felt that the club was being treated unfairly in the transfer market, with 29% saying that it was fair and another 13% saying it was not fair.
However, the poll also found that a majority of Macs supporters (72%) said they supported a coach returning to the club as an assistant coach.
A further 17% of fans also said they were “disappointed” in O’Connor and said they could not support him being sacked, while a further 11% said the decision was not the right one.
More:The poll results are based on a two-way online survey conducted between September 13 and September 17.
The survey was conducted between 20 and 24 September, and had a response rate of 95%.