Rommedahl: Reed is the right man to step into Dowie’s boots

The Dane said: “It was a big shock when it happened, but when you struggle it’s normal in the football world that the manager gets the blame.

“This time it was Iain and I feel sorry for him because I don’t always think it is necessarily the manager’s fault that the team is not winning or playing well.

“I think it’s the players’ as well. “But it seems quite normal when somebody gets sacked during the season that the assistant manager takes over, so I wasn’t really surprised Les got the job.

“I think it’s the right decision at this moment to promote the assistant manager.”