It might all be for nothing anyway, especially if we get Allardyce.
There are things I like about Allardyce — defending, set pieces, shot locations — but he is death for youth players. Given how much talent we have in the U23s, I would be very uncomfortable with the club appointing a manager that's more likely to push them out than bring them into the team.
Dyche might be okay for the U23s, as he has at least some record improving young players, although I don't see how someone like Dowell fits his approach. And Dowell is someone we really need to be working with. Creative, technical, great footballing brain, and raised at the club.
This is where our failure to hire Favre, and current inability to hire Tuchel (he'd be crazy to walk into this shit show), really fucks us. Both managers appreciate smart, technical players and aren’t afraid to give youth a chance.