-Kenny has hardly buried his head in the sand for the past 10 years. He has remained in close contact with the club during that time, and has been part of the clubs senior management for the past 12 months or so.
-He's kept his eye in with respect to current and emerging players. This knowledge was one of the reasons Rafa put him into the Ambassadorial role in the academy.
-Our situation is utterly unique. It needs a unique solution. Our playing squad is a house of cards. Take one away and the whole thing could come crashing down. More important than anything else right now (with the exception of evicting the parasites), is that we appoint a manager who can ensure we keep what we have. There is only one manager capable of ensuring that Torres, Steven, Pepe etc remain at the club and that is KMD.
-As for the 10 year gap, he's not a fool. He'll know that he needs to ensure he brings in support staff to back up his still extensie knowledge and 'modernise' it. Personally, I'd be delighted if he brought back Paco Ayesteran. Big if I know, but it gives a flavour of what I think he would do.
Bottom line is, we have no perfect solution. Because this is just about the most imperfect situation our club could be facing. The King is the best fit available right now, and is the only name in the frame that would make me excited about going to the first game of next season....