Under-fire Stags manager Paul Cox was pleased to hear that club chairman John Radford had publicly backed him in an impromptu Facebook chat with fans yesterday.
Cox took some flak from fans at the end of Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Morecambe – their sixth League loss on the bounce – and some fans called on Radford to sack the manager via the social network site when invited to pose questions by the chairman.
However, Radford dismissed that course of action for now and Cox said: “He is a good man. That is why I am still at this football club.
“Going back eight months, 10 months, I have had ample opportunities to leave the club and go on to what people could see as bigger jobs.
“But I have stayed here because of the chairman. I enjoy working with him and being at the club.
“Part of me worries at the moment that I am letting him down a bit. It is the third season we have had this sticky patch, though probably not with as many defeats. But we have always come out the other side of them.
“Myself and the chairman support each other. This is a horrible, nasty and ruthless business. But I am a loyal person and I get along with people that are very loyal.”
In his Facebook session Radford told fans: “ No manager is unsackable, however, I feel that the current team and coaching staff can turn this situation around.”