We’ve just drafted in a “relegation specialist” something we’d never had to do before this fella arrived.
We didn't have to do it now, we've chosen to. We could've chosen to do so if we'd fired Martinez at a time we were flirting with relegation. We were in similarly precarious positions when he was manager. There were points in his second and third season - further into each season than we are now - where a relegation fight looked a possibility. Roberto's grip on the squad was deteriorating, his tactics were increasingly ineffective, the vast majority of fans hated him, his purchases were poor, and we had players - even Baines(!) - in barely concealed rebellion against him. My view is a 4th season under Martinez, without Moshiri's funding, could've spelled disaster. Though, obviously we'll never know what would have happened, so I accept it's just an opinion.