I know it's a business decision, and the team has not been doing very well, but after winning two European Cups and four English League titles, and being Leicester through and through, it's very difficult to jettison someone like Deano.
Every great side comes to an end, we have seen that happen at Bath, but it appears that the decision was made to restructure the club and he felt he couldn't continue within the set-up.
I am convinced that Deano will be snapped up very soon, maybe even if a big job comes up in France, as he speaks some French.
I'm a little disappointed with the fickle Leicester fans. Deano was a hero for them as a player and coach but recently, if you go on websites and listen to the crowd at Welford Road, he has got so much stick and has been blamed in the media.
It's all very negative, as he was the heart and soul of their success over many years, and it's just so difficult to keep on winning.
The salary cap makes it tough to buy the players you need to get out of a slump as the current players get older and injuries take their toll. Leicester needed to rebuild but I can't understand why they wouldn't make sure Deano was part of it.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Llanelli. It was a real team effort against Northampton Saints. I must admit that I thought Saints would beat them but I am happy to be proved wrong!!
The Scarlets played with spirit and heart and put width on the ball in an all-round tremendous performance to earn a home draw against Biarritz Olympique.
TRY OF THE WEEK
Barry Davies (for Llanelli Scarlets v Northampton Saints). He needed a bit of luck, with two Northampton players tackling each other instead of him, but it was a fabulous try. Wasps scored some great tries against Perpignan but Davies' effort turned the game at Franklin's Gardens.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Johnny O'Connor (London Wasps). The Wasps flanker didn't get the Man of the Match in Perpignan, that was awarded by someone else and went to full-back Mark van Gisbergen, but played very well.
He exemplified the tenacity and discipline Wasps showed down there, he was relentless and was the star of a back row which also includes Lawrence Dallaglio and Joe Worsley.
Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan will have to look at him very seriously now...
VILLAIN OF THE WEEK
John McWeeney (Leinster). The winger tried to do a one-handed touchdown early on in the defeat at Biarritz and it all went wrong...You can't afford to do it, son, get on your belly!!
Just what on earth was he thinking about and the worst thing is that error could have cost his team a quarter final place. It's unacceptable...
I hear that Brian O'Driscoll has mentioned that he might move from Dublin in the summer...Well, McWeeney's faux pas has not helped Leinster's cause in trying to keep their star player.
MOMENT OF THE WEEK
The Perpignan fans. Almost three quarters of the home support at Stade Aime Giral stayed behind after the final whistle to applaud a Wasps side who had just thrashed their heroes.
They have only lost one in 11 Heineken Cup matches there and appreciated the achievement. The Perpignan fans proved that they are true rugby people - it's one of the things which makes the game great.