a) hes trimming an unsustainable wage bill so that the club looks more attractive to potential investors. ie hes jacking in. b) hes unwilling to go down a high risk route of becoming a top 8/cup winning side and is content with yearly premiership survival. This is without doubt Mike Ashleys plan too. Plan b could easily spell relagation for either or both clubs imo. Very, very risky. Wisthin the space of 9 months our aspirations/team seem to have crumbled. I prey this catalogue of disapointments doesnt lead to the drop because theres hordes of fans who would draw the line at that.