He seems to have the sort of personality where players will run through walls for him. He could absolutely get this group to commit to a cagier style and we'd probably control more games and win more points that way.
I'm not sure how likely we are to assemble a team of "players who can play his way" if "his way" is this 4-2-4 business. You need serious quality from the two midfielders to make that system work. They both need to be strong defensively (watch any of our recent matches in this setup to get an idea of how much space the midfield two needs to cover) and at least one of them has to have genuine quality on the ball.
Think part of the problem (and it’s repeated in much of the nationals) is that there’s this clamour for “attacking” football.
We’ve been better away from home as it is more acceptable to be compact and then exploit the space (see Leicester - side note a bit odd that journalists and pundits haven’t got on to the fact that Leicester aren’t good vs dross as they can’t sit and play on the break).
But at home, with all the furore last year of what is “expected” I think it’s been drummed into Silva that he must be seen to be having a go.
Spurs game is a good example.
We played as if we were playing Fulham, say, whereas we should have approached it like an away game and kept it tight in the middle.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a bit of a remit to get the most out of Sig given the outlay etc.
With all that there needs to be less of the melodrama that we seem to wheel out every season as soon as things not going exactly to plan, to allow those sorts of tweaks to be made without any extra pressure other than what is inherent with the job.