Comolli was always most likely to be a starting piece, until they obtained enough information and knowledge to look for candidates to better implement their ideas.
So after 18 months do you think they have the knowledge to appoint a DoF who can provide an identity , style of play, football philosophy for LFC ? Can they appoint somebody to head the recruitment side, make the deals? Somebody who can handle the media, knows their way around the corridors at the FA, UEFA, the PFA. Somebody to run the Medical side, the Academy and generally all things footballl at LFC? One of the key parts of the job is to appoint a manager isn't it?
Ian Ayre may be a good commercial director but he provides little by way of understanding the football side of the business, that places an even greater burden for those things on the DoF.
We seem to be linked with lots of headline names - thats presumably about all they could have gathered - well thought of, high profile candidates? Would any be suitable for LFC?
It is a problem however well intentioned and intelligent FSG are or are not but its not a unique problem for them - many clubs have the same issue.
Oddly enough in Moores and Parry we had the opposite problem - people steeped in the football lore and club tradition but with zero business acumen.
We need a hybrid of the two and I dont see any individual cutting the mustard which means we need to put together a team that combines all of those qualities.
Borrell and Segura along with McParland have beeing trying to id a style and identity for LFC for a couple of years it would be foolish to ignore them. Dalglish, is there anybody better placed to understand LFC than he is?
However there are still glaring deficiencies in PR especially with the media and football establishment, contract negotiations and recruitment.
The connection between recruitment and style of play are fundamental going forward given our finanaces abnd the perception we will need to rely heavily on youth development and recruitment.
With all of those clever men, you need a charismatic and respected figure to lead and shape the outcome - If the ideal man exists outside but disagrees with those we already have what then - ideally anyway the single vision selects those he wants top work with - thats what worries me about names like Cruyff and Bergiristain who may just come in an impose an unsuitable model. I'm not sure how much FSG would understand the issues. Not because they are stupid just because they wouldn't understand the culture.