Originally Posted by jsdftm04
Who could we attract that fits your description?
I think the difficulty is in your question. It's the "Who could we attract" bit. And that is partly our own lack of belief in our own quality and potential, partly what seems to a lack of willingness to spend on a manager, perhaps an unwillingness to offer a decent budget - and who could blame Short after Bruce and Keane - and finally our lack of recent tangible success.
So that's the negative stuff out of the way. I don't want to start listing managers, there is another thread on the go at present doing that.
But a manager of the calibre of Benitez or Van Gaal, or Moyes (Yes I know that he doesn't meet my criteria) ought to be our target. The problem I see is that this would be regarded as an unrealistic ambition both amongst us, the fans and also at board level. But aiming low guarantees failure ... as evidenced right now.