I think in order to keep the job past this season he will need to show signs of better football. But for now, a blueprint of beating all the shit teams and being solid and getting a point against the top 6 sides will be surprisingly effective at rocketing us up the table
Sam deserves the benefit of the doubt for now due to the sheer amount of games we’ve had in such a short space of time, the appalling form we had going into his appointment, the amount of injuries we have, the individual form of big chunks of the squad and the total lack of shape and defensive organisation we had prior to his apppointment
At the moment we really couldn’t have played open attacking football and beaten Liverpool away and Chelsea at home. A point was good in both games given how often we’ve had a spanking at Anfield in recent years and how good the champions form has been in the last 10 matches
If Sam steers us to 7th and the team is more solid, with lots of young players having gained valuable first team minutes, then I think he’s done a good job.
We will need to see better football if he’s to take the job beyond next season though