And so are supporters - or at least a majority of them.
In an online poll, we asked you whether you thought Rovers were right to stick by Ferguson following relegation from League One - and 65% said ‘yes’.
Most fans also pointed the finger of blame for the drop firmly at the players.
Overall, 51% of fans blamed the players most, followed by the board (21%), Ferguson (17%) and Paul Dickov (11%).
Much less clear cut were our readers’ thoughts on whether Rovers will bounce back to League One at the first time of asking, with 55% thinking they will and the other 45% thinking they won’t.