Most Dons fans were preparing for the long endurance test of the summer, two months discussing the amount of trainers we own, what our favourite ice cream is or dismissing ludicrous transfer speculation and airport player sightings.
Instead our plans have been thrown into disarray by the intrigue and drama of the season climax. This is now a massive step into the unknown and it really is an exciting time for the club, which is ironic because the entire season has been built on pretty turgid stuff that it’s nigh on impossible to remember any highlights, and that was likely a major factor in Jimmy’s departure.
The foundations are there: emerging young talent, a core of solid performers, a European platform to showcase our talent... so the next appointment is crucial. Get this right and Aberdeen will return as a genuine force in Scottish football.