Thank you to everyone who voted in our inaugural Naffest Gaffer poll this week, we appreciate both your time and opinions. The Sack Race can exclusively reveal that readers voted Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as the most bungling manager of the month, with a staggering 39% of the vote. The Reds' 5-2 thrashing of Norwich City obviously wasn't enough to save Rodgers from the ignominy of being handed the unflattering award, with damaging home defeats to rivals Arsenal and Man Utd, alongside a lacklustre draw at Sunderland, proving to be costly for the former Swansea boss.
Paul Jewell followed in second-place, with 18% of the vote. The Ipswich manager failed to lead his side to a single win in September, taking a measly two points from five matches. Jewell is currently under serious pressure and if results carry on in the same vein then he will be getting the boot very soon.
18% of Sack Race readers also chose the ‘Other’ option available on the poll, with QPR boss Mark Hughes in particular coming in for severe criticism after his side continued their winless streak. At the time of writing (5th October) QPR are still searching for that elusive first win and if their poor form continues Hughes will no doubt feature prominently in October’s poll. Meanwhile Ally McCoist also came in for some stick, with readers obviously disappointed with Rangers' shock cup exit at the hands of Queen of the South and their drab goalless draw away to Annan.
Darren Ferguson was next, with 15% of readers considering him September's Naffest Gaffer. The Peterborough boss suffered a horrendous month, with Posh losing four consecutive matches and ending September rooted to the foot of the Championship. However, a rare win on the 29th (the club’s first points of the season) appeared to have saved Ferguson from the dreaded sack...for the meantime at least.
Despite suffering six successive defeats in September Sheffield Wednesday gaffer Dave Jones only received 6% of the vote. However, Wednesday fans will no doubt be looking for a stark improvement in October as the club attempt to get their season back on track. Meanwhile Barnet boss Mark Robson obtained the fewest votes with just 4%.
Thank you once again for all your votes and comments, and don’t forget to come back at the end of the month to place your votes for October’s Naffest Gaffer.