He took full responsibility for the first half vs Stoke.
Then put out the same system where we generally look awful when we play it.
I've said it many times, we can't play this system well very often from an attacking point of view. Baines plays the wing back role in a full back area, same with holgate and you can't play someone right wing back who can't move forward with the ball, can't pass well forward and can't deliver a good cross or at least need some of those qualities. And you can't play it with 3 centre halves who really should be the middle centre half you need at least 1 of the wide centre halves who are capable of moving into the opposition half and joining in with the play as an extra attacker.
We've used this system reasonably often over the year he has been here. It's enough time for him to have coached them well enough in it for us to become better. For instance drilling it into Baines that when we have the ball his starting position and role then becomes a left winger effectively especially when we have very narrow forward players instead of Baines standing in the same position for the match as if we were playing a back 4. Or coaching jags that he has to move into their half and play as a left back when we are attacking.
Or if they have tried and we can't take on the principles of how the system works then stop using it so often and focus on the systems that suit the players naturally.
How many times have we had to make a sub or change the system at half time since he came? Not sure of the number myself but it is definitely too many. Good on him for not being precious and changing things quickly but can't expect to move forwards when we make so many bad decisions with starting systems and so many poor first halves in games.