Just depends on what the budget is I think.
Any ambitious manager would look at the dealings in January and laugh their head off. As much as I’d love a Wellens or Tidsdale type to come in they’ve been managers in this league in last few years of teams with top 3 budgets (Franchise, Salford, Swindon) so I can’t really see why those types would be interested at all. Wellens at Salford was signing Ian Henderson for example and he had luxury at Swindon of sending Adebayo back because he wasn’t cutting it and they probably had 6 other strikers on their books.
In fairness DC got a reasonable enough budget when he first came in. Was enough to get in two Bristol regular starters from the league above, Guthrie and Lavery who’d had loans at higher levels than league two.
That was the problem, the 4-5 experienced signings in key positions just haven’t worked out that well and will make or break the next coach aswell. Sir Ray and Dean Smith got them bang on and Whitney in fairness did o.k in 2016 aswell when he first came in.
Still think one of best candidates for present situaiton is John McGreal. I’d be surprised if he wasn’t interviewed. Not earth shattering but I’d be o.k with it as he feels “Walsall.”