The final straw came in Bristol City’s 5-0 defeat at the hands of Blackpool last weekend which left the West England side at the foot of the table with six points from ten games.
Numerous and many names have already been linked with the role with the usual suspects Alan Curbishley, Dave Jones and Steve McClaren all having their names dropped in there to some extent however more recently St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes has also been linked and is rumoured to be a firm favourite to take over the reigns at the club.
The 40 year old McInnes began managing St. Johnstone in 2007 and is his first managerial job since retiring as a player. This season he has guided the Scottish side to fifth so far in the table with fifteen points from ten games.
However Sexstone believes with the international break the board do have time to make the right move.
“There’s no game for two weeks so that does buy us some time, as soon as you make a decision the searching happens for you and your phone doesn’t stop. We’re doing a thorough search and we’re absolutely determined to get the right person.”
“We want a quick appointment, of course we do, but far more important than that is that we get the right person and we’ll do that as diligently and as thoroughly as we can. I think the fans would expect nothing less than that.”
“We’ll be looking for someone with experience and with the ambition to take the club forward.”