I want Unsworth to get rest of the season and if he performs well, to be given a long term chance. But it's always made additional sense, that in January or summer we have money to address or correct some of the major issues in the squad. Some more decent managers would see issues and think no thanks, there are some fundamental problems that requires a window and changes to personnel.
In meantime Unsworth brings through the youngsters he's worked with and trusted, so any replacement would inherit more young players who have transitioned to first team. But also if things hadn't worked out by Jan, we've not tied ourselves in with another major contract that would cause too much pain to break. Unsworth from the start gave us a good opportunity to build and reassess in not too distant future, but the board through indecision have made a pigs ear of it.
Say he's got until end of the season and sign him on a deal, as with all manager contracts, it's not got to be upheld. If things aren't going well in a couple of months, he would be relatively cheap and easier to replace then. But instead we've chased every Tom, Dick, Sam and Marco around the car park in panic, and his appointment now looks like a last resort. When a team with a bit of confidence and competence would have given him the chance to prove himself in the short term in the first place.