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I don't think the direction of travel was any better under Martinez tho...
Posted by Robin on January 13, 2018, 11:11 pm, in reply to "Controversial and I know the fans lost patience with him but...."
Sure, we might not have had quite such an unholy mish mash of a squad, but we'd dropped from 5th to 11th, and then to 13th when he was finally put out of his misery. The football in that final season was largely turgid and it's not as if his track record in the market was that much better. Obvious exceptions aside.
That first Martinez season aside, we've been regressing on and off the pitch since Moyes left for Utd. Again, it's not a wish to bring HIM back, but we do need someone who'll own the entire club from top to bottom and implement a style of play across all levels, recruiting accordingly for need and fit vs on whims.
That's what I think the DoF role, applied properly, gives you in the long term (no matter what happens with the manager). But yeah, if we can find another Moyes/Poch who will do it all then I'm good with that too.