In our position there seem to be two very clear risky scenarios and we have to take a gamble. I'm assuming the 'elite' and experienced managers won't look at us until we have more in our locker, both on the pitch and in the bank to strengthen further. We can have opinions about players but we won't ever know the real financial position at any one time.
So, one option is to go with a better known, if not 'at the top' manager from Europe and take the risk he can adapt to the PL or you go with a younger manager from the PL, or even below, who has the PL experience but has not had the money to take his team, whoever that may be, to the next level.
Whichever way we go there is a risk and football fans are very intolerant of giving managers or players the room to make mistakes and learn from them.
I'm coming to the conclusion that if we are to break into that top group then it is a longer term project than I thought it was before Moshiri arrived.
One other thing I think we forget is that both players and managers can change according to the resources, culture and playing style of a club they join. The fact that we buy a player to fill a position doesn't rule out that he can be vastly more effective when played differently.
I hope the disaster that has been the last 12 months doesn't stop us watching something develop and we end up pulling it apart because we dont see work in progress and just demand it all immediately.
Time will tell but we may have seen the birth of something developing last night with Seamus and Theo?