I miss Martinez. I really do. People just needed some patience.
He had it 75-80% right, which was a great deal closer than Koeman got, or Allardyce could ever dream of. But that last bit was a fatal flaw, and he couldn't or wouldn't fix it. I think maybe international footy is a better fit for him. Anyway, he lost the dressing room, and that was that.
It is a shame, really. Because the progressive, optimistic template (without the "blowing smoke up your ass" factor) is almost certainly what we need.