Miller has been removed just a month out from the start of the new season. Many Newcaslte fans have taken to social media to vent at the news of the sacking.

In a blog post the Squadron, Newcastle's active support group, wrote: "After making numerous platitudes in a local media charm offensive regarding local consultation and engagement when taking over in June, in one fell swoop Ledman Group has seriously dented the cache of goodwill from the footballing community that had been banked up simply by not being Nathan Tinkler or for that matter, the FFA.

"Ledman Group’s next move will be key in reassuring novocastrians – deflated by seasons of disappointment, empty promises and false dawns – that the Jets are headed for an extended period of stability rather than the continual roller-coaster ride that seems to be part and parcel of supporting a Newcastle team in the national football competition."

Supporter Todd Blackwell posted: "Totally #freekicking shattered by yesterday's Newy Jets news, but forever loyal to the Red, Blue and sometimes gold.

"All the best for the future and whatever it brings, Scott Miller, and thanks heaps for everything you've done for the Newcastle Jets Football Family, both on and off the paddock."



Many Jets fans have threatened to cancel their memberships at the exit of the coach. An online petition has been launched, which describes the decision as "senseless", for Miller to be re-instated to his position.

At the time of writing the petition has 568 supporters. FourFourTwo understands one Jets sponsor is planning to pull its support of the A-League club over the controversial decsion.




Former Newcastle players have also expressed their shock at Miller's axing: