Suspect we're probably at cross purposes a little here.
He might rail against being seen as a survival specialist, but if he keeps taking those (no doubt lucrative) jobs then that's what he'll be seen as.
I don't buy into everything he's said, but it's nice to see him talking about European places and cup finals rather than relegation.
And so he should be. Let's not praise him for that. We could be nearly top half by 5pm tomorrow, the squads had £220m spent on it in 18 months, with the promise of much more to spend.
Bet he can't believe his luck that an institution as great as Everton has come begging cap in hand, with massive money for him and his mates, to do a job that pretty much any competent manager could do in his sleep.