My biggest concern with Allardyce isn't the fact he is fat headed sweaty mess, it's that I don't want to see our u23 side being dismantled by him bringing in his goons
True. He has pretty much no history of developing young players and you'd have to say that our U23s are one of our biggest strengths right now.
I think there are some things that Allardyce does genuinely well. He has a great track record for improving defenders, he understands the importance of shot locations (he actually got Andros Townsend to take a shot in the box last season, I saw it with my own eyes), and he knows the value of set pieces (and we have Sigurdsson). But he's unlikely to do anything good for us beyond squeezing the maximum out of the squad for the remainder of the season.
We've really left ourselves in the shit here. Would be nice if we could go back in time and appoint someone with a better track record of developing young players and with less regressive ideas about how football should be played than Koeman. Like Favre, who was unattached and on our shortlist. So glad we chose to make a "statement" instead.