How many players have come pretty much straight from playing at top club, got the top job and made a success of it? It's bullshit, people mention Guardiola, Dalglish and Zidane but they're the exception rather than norm. Far too many blue tinted glasses on.
It's not because he played for Everton. I think Viera is a really good option too. We need to find the next Pep, Zidane etc. We need to find the exception. it's going to take trial and error, we need to find the Pocchetino before he is at Spurs for example. otherwise we stuck fighting for 6th in perpetuity