If I’ve learned anything over the past five years it’s that you can come up with any reason a manager will/won’t work before they actually are appointed, we’ve tried:
Good reputation coach having a crack at management
Settled voice promoted from within
Club Legend returning home
High reputation manager with proven success
The truth is nobody knows until they come in and are allowed to implement their own ideas. It’s nice to play managerial merry go round but the truth is, the plan put forward, being backed by a chairman, and actually worked on is the solution, not just “x manager would do a job”.
It’s why I don’t accept “there’s nobody out there” as a reason not to sack Clarke. Financially, on the other hand, is a different matter.