I think so. It is my (uncomfirmed) that Clarke would have to win four games to keep the job. While he still might do so, I think it is doubtful. If the situation had not changed--HSG, new GM--he might have been given a chance next year, but the new people at the top will want thier own people. If it were my choice, I would give the nod to Brian Clough. That new liver will make all the difference. Since I am not in charge, I think it will fall to two people. First, the obvious choice, Dom at San Jose. Almost eqaully obvious, Brian Bliss from KC. Dom is the GMs man, Bliss is from another HSG organization. Whilst both are under contract, a team will never refuse to give an assistant coach a chance to get the head spot, so that will not be a problem. The biggest problem is that none of these men, except Cloughie, will be able to improve his team much. Given time, Clarke would be an excellent coach. Pity he will not be given the time.