He had scouts like anyone else, he might have had the final say on who we bought but it's an absolute myth that he personally discovered these players and negotiated the prices. A lot were also bought in a time where you could still get quality for under £5m.
Maybe. But the general attitude around the club lifted when he took over, you cannot argue against the difference in the club before and after he joined.
The scouting was good when you consider the limitations . But he took control, and actually knew the player before he signed. Now it looks if they were bought without anyone actually seeing them or knowing who the fuck they are.
I would love a quality DoF and a manager as well. But would not turn my nose up to moyes in the short term, even working with Unsworth until the positions could be filled with the right people.