We need a strong manager. Someone who can deal with the older players in the first team and make sure whatever subterfuge is attempted will be squashed quickly. That's my biggest fear, really. Carra and Gerrard need to be phased out. The former more immediately, while the latter needs to be reined in and given a specific role to play. If we're trying to build something here, and truly taking the long-view, then we best make sure there are no obstacles in the beginning stages of whatever our plan may be.
I trust that FSG will find someone tactically astute. That's not a concern. However, we really do need a bastard of a man to come in here and make sure certain players don't derail things, whilst getting us to play good football with players in defined roles.
I'm not sure if that man is Roberto Martinez. He has the tactical part of the equation seemingly in his favor. The rest is what concerns me. Is he too nice? Will he be in awe of his surroundings and too accommodating? If he can show he has a strong vision to take us forward and is capable of disciplined man management, the sort we so desperately need, then I'll have him here.
Top-flight managerial experience isn't necessary for me. Plenty of the best managers in the world came from seemingly nowhere.