Except it is. He’s not in charge of recruitment at Port Vale, which he was here. It’s pretty obvious he captured lightning in a bottle at Bristol Rovers and fair play to him, he absolutely made the most of it (although Bristol Rovers should be getting promoted from the national league, the second promotion is more impressive). He thought he could “get the band back together here” and it didn’t work. And he knew it. And was fresh out of ways to fix it.
And hey, I was totally with him when he complained about certain players being sold. That was valid criticism of the board too. But he was a massive part of why he failed here.
You’re absolutely right, it is damning that he failed here and is doing ok elsewhere. But it absolutely was a different scenario, one he knew about and even eulogised about when he first came to the club.