Not sure any ‘big time’ manager would touch us, unless it was just for the money. We’re a bit of a joke. The squad is so unbalanced and ultimately that’s the boards fault: either Walsh for not ensuring we’ve got sufficient quality/numbers in ALL areas, or indulging Koeman. We’ve discussed at length the club whether Koeman/Walsh are responsible for the poor shape of the squad...but that is ultimately the boards fault.
We can try to sell the ‘quality’ of the squad to the new guy but he’ll just say ‘you’ve struggled for width...and no fucking wonder, all your wide options at the club are fucking dreadful!’. ‘You’ve struggled for goals...’. See above.
No chance a manager can come in and get this lot playing anytime soon- we’re short of genuine quality in defence, out wide and upfront.
It’s not like a normal interview where you turn up and try and say the right things and hope you get it. It’d take a lot of work through agents even get our board in the same room as someone like Ancelotti and he’d be asking the questions and scrutinising our philosophy, since the takeover. Not sure out board have the answers.
Part of Steve Walsh’s job should be to look at continuity - there should be an affordable candidate lined-up that should have a similar playing philosophy (whatever that it) to the current manager which means the team’s not in need of drastic overhaul after every appointment.