I fucking hate Pardew.
I wouldn’t touch 95% of the dross currently managing in the PL.
This is a bit of an issue.
We, like most people, want a reasonable guarantee of success.
But we’re not getting anyone from the top 6 teams and then most / all of the ones below are either past it / never been it / or massive gambles.
Therefore you’re left with non PL appointments which are also gambles.
However given the current PL experience options it’s pretty much only possible to want a gamble.
What I think does need to be taken into account is that if someone does a good job for two seasons and then gets sacked in the third doesn’t make that job a failure from the point of future considerations.
Looking for people with a track record of a number of 4/5 year successful stints is going to come up with a short list indeed (Guardiola...).