Player Valuation: £70m
I think the basic thing is to get the team defending properly. I don’t see that and am struggling to find reasons that he has the attributes to lead the team to complete with top 6.That's not really how things work though, we could go and sign a top manager like you want and they could sign a load of duffers and do nothing next season. You have no idea what the other teams are going to do or who they will sign. Why spend that money on payouts for another manager, it would be utter madness. Silva might not be everyones choice but we have to stick with it for the moment for a number of reasons. Let's be honest we have never seen him setup a proper team because we don't have striker to put in the team nor do we have the players to play his prefered 4-3-3 tactic.
I think sticking with him for now whilst not ideal is the only way. I think the longer term aim is this: need to build a spine from back to front, then make that spine into a first eleven, then that first eleven into a squad. That is going to take a few windows and seasons, when we have done that only then will we be ready to start thinking about top 6 and cup runs and all that. I think the idea is if we can sort that stuff over a few years then by the time the stadium is on course and we move in we will have a squad ready to compete in a new stadium.
Shorter term, i think we are looking to reduce a very large squad that has been enabled to grow to an excessive size and with many on healthy wage packets despite being very average players, these guys are stopping us from bringing in the younger more talented players we do want because of FFP.
Some fans said it’s hard to judge a manager in one season but I am not impressed by his stats in PL so far. He can only win 3 games in 10.