QPR manager Ian Holloway has had his say on the sacking of Sunderland manager Simon Grayson, saying it 'lacked common sense'.
Grayson had a huge challenge on his hands at the Stadium of Light as he was tasked with stopping the rot at the recently-relegated club who had lost all of it's key players over the course of a couple of season.
Speaking after the victory against Sheffield United, Holloway said: "We all know people sing it in the crowd now, over and over again.
"We all know this is the nature of the beast. But we all go in hoping we’ll get enough time, hoping the fans will stick with us and hoping that a bad result won’t be the last one because you want to affect people.
"All I can say is that to be able to affect people as a manager, they (the players) don’t need to think that you’re undermined. If they think that you might not be here too much then you’re not going to affect anybody. That’s what’s changing in football.
"It’s a foreign thing, it all started abroad with people saying a manager’s going to be moved, you’re manager’s going to be moved, well we all have to realise that as managers, and we understand.
"But I’d ask for a little bit of common sense sometimes because to change a group who can’t win at home for over a year, in a higher division, and having lost a lot of their better players and having got a new manager, is madness.
"They weren’t bad against us, I’ve got to be honest. I didn’t think they were a bad side at all.
"Unfortunately, when you don’t win at home, oh dear. I lost my job at Bristol Rovers when I didn’t win at home. You have to understand, but was he given long enough? 15 minutes after a game, is that knee-jerk or what?
"But it’s nothing to do with me. All I will say is that the supporters at Sunderland when we were there, the buzz wasn’t there, and somehow you’ve got to find that and give that back to your team.
"Some of the Sunderland players last year could have had a look at themselves. Hopefully someone will take over, it’s a wonderful club but I feel for Simon. He left me with a brilliant team at Blackpool when he went to Leeds and he’s a really decent manager. He’ll dust himself down, get another job and do really well."