Say we survive though, then what? Do you give him our transfer warchest and allow him to set the club up in his vision? So the club ploughs on down a route the next manager can't really follow? What happens when Benitez is gone? We start again? We should be thinking bigger/longer than just this season I think. Staying up is important of course but there are many ways to skin that cat without having to sacrifice the long term. I'd rather go down this season if it meant the next 10 years are going to be entertaining, modern and attacking. You of course make good points about knowing the club and players. Even the reality of him likely alienating ASM doesn't really mean he's wrong in my eyes. The sum of all parts is more important than any one player. However the club and the direction it heads in is also bigger than one manager - that's what I think we should learn from the other successful clubs. That's why Benitez is all kinds of wrong for me personally.