Your problem is that you think there's a rush of top managers throughout the world falling over themselves for the job. There isn't, as that lot found out, even though they're in a far better financial place than us.We won't have a choice if he's appointed than to hope for the best but unless there is a genuine deeper analysis of who is available to us then the Board should be shot.
Dress Beale up anyway you like he's a much bigger gamble than SG who had the advantage of being a world class name and clearly got much more out of a lot of players and could attract some emerging players as well.
I will be deeply disappointed if we appoint him quickly.
Time for a bit of reality on here. I have no idea who would be the ideal manager, but there will be no big names coming here. So I'd suggest getting behind the new man, instead of sharpening the knives.