Kenny Dalglish has called for under fire Stephen Glass to be cut some slack by the Aberdeen fans after getting back to winning ways.
The struggling Dons finally won their first game in 11 games as Christian Ramirez’s goal sunk Hibs at Pittodrie to take some of the pressure off Glass.
It comes in the wake of Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack 's passionate defence of his manager on national radio as insisted the data suggested the Granite City side would turn it around.
Dalglish, who managed Glass during his time at Newcastle United, insists that will have been a massive boost for the rookie manager.
He believes the fans, who days ago had been calling for Glass to be axed, must allow the boss more time to get it right in the Scottish Premiership.
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Writing in his Sunday Post column, Dalglish said: "The spotlight has been very much on Stephen Glass at Aberdeen in recent weeks.
"He is going through a tough period at the Dons, and it was interesting to see Dave Cormack come out and back his appointment in public.
"That is very commendable, and it must have been encouraging for Stephen to listen to that interview.
"But football is all about results, and no manager can survive indefinitely when there is defeat after defeat.
"The fans have been making it clear about how unhappy they are, and that tends to happen. I think it’s even worse now because of social media, and the instant pressure that puts on managers.
"So yesterday’s win over Hibs was huge for Stephen, and he has to keep it going, despite a demanding schedule in the next few weeks.
"The manager and chairman both care very much for the club, and they will be working tirelessly behind the scenes to put things right. So I’m all for giving Stephen more time. Absolutely.
"Remember, this is his first job, and there are always going to be bumps on the road.
"He is in his apprenticeship, and people need to show patience and understanding.
"A joiner or an electrician needs to serve at least four years before they’re considered qualified, and that is how it should be.
"So it needs to be understood that football managers also need time to learn."