From Despair To Where? We've been crying out for a management team both on and off the field to come in and shake things up and not repeat the errors of the previous couple of years. It may not be pretty in the short term but I reckon we'll be in a better position in 5 years' time.
It's partly why, unless the season is a complete car crash, I'd like to see us stick with Gomes even if we go down. He's inherited a shambles but he's talking a good game and as far as I can see, acting decisively to rectify some of the issues. I've said all along, what we need more than anything is consistancy and stability and that may involve having to take a couple of steps back to move forward.
Yes. Although this basically also applied to Clement.
I find it incredibly unlikely we'll stick with Gomes if we go down. Or even for long next season if we just stay up and are still consistently knocking about in the bottom 8.