I'd rather a manager got the players he wanted.
He is accountable at the end of the day and needs his types of players to give him the best chance to make it work.
Control is fine mate,but at the end of the day,Dalglish had control too,and yet DC was there as DoF.
There is always a chance of appointing a senior SD who can take care of internal issues and yet give the manager a degree of control.
Look at the club,the enormous structure,the egos and everything.Would a 39 y/o be able to handle that?
I m not saying get Van Gaal,but a sporting director couldve helped here.