Its unfortunately a much longer job than we want it to be to turn the club around
Shifting the deadwood alone has been a massive job, we had so many old players on long contracts on big money that we needed shut of
We've had a big job reducing the size of the squad and the average age too
The positive side of things comes in the form that Brands seems to know what hes doing. Moshiri has implemented a fair few things to try and bring us up to speed with the modern day and the stadium is on it's way
On the pitch isn't the best though
Silva is persevering with the same tactics and same formation every week despite no signs that it is working. We just look so sluggish and uninspired at the moment
Hes much less harmful to this group of players than Allardyce was, but he is a long term appointment it seems, what is the plan here?
We hope that any manager when they leave have improved us, but what has he realistically been brought here to achieve?to win a trophy?to get us back into Europe before passing the baton on to a better manager?
If we finish between 8th and 12th, don't win a trophy and don't show any sign of progress does it make any sense to keep him around?
I'm not sure whether we've made any progress at all under him, and I don't think we will get relegated either way if we keep him or sack him. I think moshiri is right to at least be asking questions of him
3 full seasons is enough time to judge him I think, i wouldn't be surprised though if a league cup exit followed by a City humiliation forced a decision, though I'd rather win both and crack on
Losing Gana and Lukaku and not replacing properly has hurt us. There was a notion that Gana might have been holding us back, it seems like he might have actually been holding us together
With the Silva gameplan and formation he either needs to get it to work, or change it. Sticking with it through bad form though is a risky strategy
All feels very bleak at the moment