I really dislike the DoF model. Spurs a great example they tried it stubbornly for years then Pocchetino came in and they realised they were better letting him run things.
: ..then the DoF is absolutely key to your
: I actually don't mind the model for that
: reason. But it has to be supported by the
: right DoF and the right team around that
: person making the decisions. That's what I
: think we're missing and the knock-on effect
: is what we're currently seeing on the pitch.
: I'm not even sure if that's really how we're
: setting up the role tho. I suspect it's
: simply a case of Steve Walsh being a
: glorified chief scout with the license to
: bring in players for both the future (U23s)
: and present (first team), rather than truly
: being tasked with setting the playing and
: coaching DNA for the future.
: In short, it feels like we've put in place a
: model and only half-committed to it. But
: that's guesswork to a large extent, as none
: of us are privy to how that role really
: works. The only thing we can say with
: certainty is that regardless of whether it's
: a true DoF role or a glorified chief scout
: role, there's not many signs its achieving
: either objective.