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He's managed five clubs over a seven year period. That's pretty much standard for managers on the continent.At last an acknowledgement to the skills of Big Sam because we were far from settled when he arrived.
He left Estoril for Lisbon when he took them as far as he could.
He was unfairly sacked at Lisbon when they decided they wanted Jorge Jesus.
Then took the job at Olympiakos where he then left for so called personal reasons. No one really knows the reason behind that but his record there was very impressive.
Then went to Hull who were actually bottom of the league looking dead and buried. To even give them a hope of staying up is impressive in itself.
At Watford he took a team that finished 17th the season prior to top six before our intervention.
That run of results at Watford is pretty much the only blot on his copybook.
At Everton he'll have his first real opportunity at managing a settled club with a long term plan where he's made an integral part of said plan.
I also think the fact he's sat on this job for six months when he could've looked at other opportunities (Benfica were very interested for instance) gives me the impression he'll see this a massive opportunity to build something.
Also, look at it this way. We're all worried at how unsettled he became when the chance of a better job come along at Watford and we seem to think if that chance arises at Everton he'll throw the towel in. Well, if he does leave for a bigger club, that would mean he's done a very good job here