Has to be big Sam
Has one more job in him, hungry to be given the chance and prove himself - has stated numerous times in recent months he will only return to management for a big job that gives him the chance to really go for it.
Proven manager at improving and maximising player abilitys
Played good football at Bolton when he had the good players in his final 2 years there despite the rubbish the London based media wrote about him
Has a good relationship with some of the current squad
Dodgy bastard, ale house football, would honestly consider stopping going.