difficult to argue against that though when you look at the mismanagement of the Bournemouth game from him, and the Chelsea goal that should never have been. We'd have had some good results there, but the "fine margins" scuppered it. One there was his own doing, and perhaps the second one too as you can't rely on officials to help you out when you lose possession so cheaply at such a key stage - no matter how obvious the decision was!
Just think, we'd be about year behind where we are just now as he'd have got sacked the following season and Sam Allardyce would still be our manager.
I don't think we'd have gone for Koeman at that stage as the rot would have set in at Southampton and his stock would have fallen. I think we'd have got someone better. Like a pile of recycled toilet rolls.