Are we really pretending he didn't do well at palace and Sunderland now? Wonder if their fans agree
He did well in so much that they both didn't get relegated, which was his brief.
At Sunderland he had virtually a whole season, a season in which they were never out of the bottom three until the final weeks.
At Palace he was there 5 months in which time he only confirmed their Premier League status in the penultimate game of the season.
Are we really expected to hold this up as some kind of achievement worthy of entrusting the short term future of our club with? If we're looking for someone who'll keep us in the division then I suppose he's your man, possibly. If we have our sights set a little higher then I'd beg to differ.