If we are willing to accept this appointment is it under the idea that he steadies the ship, gets us a mid table finish and then we replace him in the summer?
Heís not the most likeable guy, but I think he doesnít like the general view of him that he plays dinousaur football and has no style. He will point to how he has always embraced sports science and technology and of course how he managed to turn Bolton into a club who qualified for Europe after being perennial relegation candidates
He will feel like heís got a point to prove and that this is a much bigger job than he had at West Ham, Sunderland, Blackburn, Palace etc
I think his ego tells him that he can turn us from a relegation threatened side into a top 6 candidate
Iím seeing this as a hopefully short term fix before a permanent more exciting appointment in the summer