Given our usual close season dealings, we don’t need a manager till about a week before the season starts because it’s only then that we can look to sign the barrel-scrapings (the players that no one else wants). We very, very rarely start the season with a settled team. The last season where we had a settled side and a settled style of playing at the start of a season was 2015/16, and look what happened.
For once, I would like to see the club identity the key players we need early, pay the money we need to get them (within reason) and hit the ground running. No more repeats of last close season where we only had one centre-half until midday the day before our first game - no wonder we went down.