I disagree 100% with the people saying we don't need a position like this. Nobody good gives the manager complete control over footballing decisions anymore. Even clubs with unlimited spending power have realized how dumb it is to put recruitment and the hiring of backroom staff entirely in the hands of the manager. The do-it-all manager model is totally outdated and unless we want to fall even further behind the best clubs in England, there's no reason we should go back to it.
With that said, I'd be comfortable with the club giving Walsh the axe and starting over, this time with the director of football being hired before the manager. Maybe Koeman has made his job difficult but I don't see anything in him that's going to give us an edge over the clubs we want to compete with and the rumours of him having "baggage" are disturbing. We need more than an old-school English scout who's smashed a handful of transfers if we want to be competitive in England and in Europe.
Sounds very sensible.
My first problem with the 'Should we sack Walsh?' thread is this:
Does anybody know exactly what his remit is, what his targets are and what he is measured against?
My second problem is this:
Does anyone actually know if he is achieving his targets, under-performing, over-achieving or failing?
Basically at this stage I have not heard anything to say if he is doing a good job or a bad job so what would calls to sack him even be based on?