Striker Will Hoskins believes former club Bristol Rovers acted too hastily in sacking Paul Trollope.
Trollope lost his job as Rovers boss in December, but the decision to bring in Dave Penney did not work out and caretaker boss Stuart Campbell was also unable to save the Pirates from the drop.
Hoskins left Rovers for League One champions Brighton this week and the striker has spoken of his regret that Trollope was not given more time.
When asked if the decision was made too soon, Hoskins told BBC Radio Bristol: "Looking at where he had taken Rovers, maybe it was but that's not my decision. Maybe if he had stayed things might have been different."
He added: "It was a tough one, I came at the start with Paul who I regarded as a great manager and a great coach and that's the main reason I signed for the club in the first place.
"Things didn't go well at the start and results went against us and obviously when that happens it's the manager who takes the fall."