Aiden McGeady has launched an attack on former manager Phil Parkinson. Parkinson froze McGeady out during despite the Irish international being the most talented player at the club.
“He couldn’t give me any examples of what I’d done wrong, any moments,” said McGeady. “He said he’d made his decision and that was it, really. I was absolutely raging, obviously, but part of me thought he would get the sack soon, so I’ll just hang on. Because, I don’t want to be too disrespectful, but I could tell after ten days he wasn’t the right man for the job. We went from Jack Ross to him, you hear what people say, about him being old school and that. We didn’t play football, we had no game-plan, we hardly even trained. It wasn’t right. I thought I’d outlast him, but the team went on a run. I think he almost used me as a scapegoat, to deflect and say that I was the problem. I’ve had to deal with everything that’s gone on in the last year, people saying things about me jumping on the back of the rumours. There was no problem between me and Phil Parkinson – that was the crazy thing and the thing I couldn’t get my head around.”
McGeady also suggested that Parkinson was unpopular with most of his team mates. “It’s telling that when Jack Ross got sacked, the lads were shocked and gutted,” he added. “When he left, everyone went to see him. When Phil Parkinson got sacked, I didn’t hear anyone mutter a word. I didn’t hear any of that, and that tells its own story.”