This is Watford we're talking about though. But the events that unfolded since definitely mean I don't want him as our manager if he can be affected that much.
And if we can get a better manager and some decent signings, we too can challenge the top echelons again.
All ifs and ands. This is the second season they'll have finished way off the pace. If they don't watch themselves, they too could end up sliding down further.
One of the, supposed, weakest players in their squad looks head-and-shoulders better than anything we have had in ours for a long while. (Odd exception aside).
It may be "top 5, then Arsenal, then the rest". But it is definitely not "Top 5 and then the rest"