There is a theory that the stadium lenders would not be enamoured by a "gamble" appointment and if true, that view would have carried more than a little weight.
There is much consistency between the appointments of Ancelotti and Benitez. He went for the best he could get on paper.
There is a stone cold logic in that when the emotion is taken out.
The other big point is that the lender is likely to be Usmanov.