I've said from the very start that I'm not convinced by the McCann appointment. I'm still not.
I don't want him punted or anything, but I just don't see what other people are seeing in him. He has made IMO 2 successful signings (Hendry and Kamara) with the rest floating somewhere between average (Jon, Parrish, Deacon) to pish (Moussa, Wolters, Spence). He failed to correctly utilize our best player (Scott Allan) which has led to him wanting to leave to another (bigger and better) team to get game time.
The results have broadly mirrored last season and we find ourselves in a similar situation.
However, and this really does mirror some fans attitudes to Cammy Kerr, Neil McCann is "one of our own" a club legend and a huge contributor to the Deefiant season and one of the best moments seen at Dens. It seems to make him bullet proof in some quarters.
If you want my take on it, Neil McCann is not as good a manager as Paul Hartley.
He's more likeable, and talks a good game about style and philosophy but, to be honest, the results aren't much different. Around this time last season PH bravely admitted the style and philosophy he was imposing wasn't working, swallowed his pride and changed the way we played to ensure we remained competitive and to give us a best chance of survival. I hope to f**k NM can do the same.