I presume we are talking to the likes of a Fonseca or Tuchel/Favre behind the scenes. If they aren't ready to sign on the instant the season ends, then I snap Silva up immediately.
My interview process includes 3 questions:
1) Will you commit to Mason Holgate at CB, and leave him the fuck alone?
2) Will you commit to Tom Davies is midfield, and leave him the fuck alone?
3) Will you commit to making young players (Lookman, Onyekuru, hopefully DCL too) a key part of your attacking rotation, and teach them in a positive manner?
I don't think you can ask managers to play certain players in exactly that way.
But I do think we need someone who actively wants to integrate youth and make them an important part of the team whenever possible. Koeman's interest in youth was fleeting, Allardyce seems to have no interest at all. That's a problem given how much potential we have lurking around the edges of the first team right now.