Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray said he was disappointed to see fellow manager Richard Money sacked from his post at League Two rivals Cambridge United this week after just five wins all season had left them 18th.
The pair worked together at Luton Town and Murray said: “It’s ruthless. It is disappointing that a manager gets sacked so early on in the season but it’s part of the game.
“I said before we played Cambridge that I had Richard as a manager and he was one of the best coaches that I have had as a player.
“You look at Cambridge at the minute and I know they’ve had a go this season.
“They had a good FA Cup last season and, from the outside looking in, they’ve used that money to strengthen the squad. That demands results - it’s the nature of the beast. If you are putting those resources into it, more often than not you have to get results.
“But he is a good manager and a good coach, so I am sure we’ll see him soon somewhere else.”