I want Sam Allardyce to be the next manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
As do 68% of supporters according to the E&S Poll at the time of writing.
He is the popular choice, the most qualified of the likely candidates and (as is my understanding), available and ready to go.
Lets be honest here, if the objective is success in anything close to the short term, there is no better horse to back.
To go with another experimental choice at this point in the season would be suicidal, so the likes of Marco Silva and Willy Sagnol should immediately be disregarded.
They may have achieved a level of success in Greece, Portugal and France respectively, but they don’t know the Championship.
Returning to square one with another coach who has to learn what the league is all about before working out how to win isn’t an appetising prospect.
Domestically, it’s hard to imagine Steves Cotterill or Evans making the fan base believe better times lie ahead.
The likes of Zola, Sherwood and Pearson might excite different sections but all would arrive with chequered CVs at best.
No, only Big Sam has the credentials, track record and personality to transform our motley crew into something credible.
He stands head and shoulders above the rest of the field.
Presumably those opposing his appointment would cite recent transgressions off the field as a reason to look elsewhere.
My own moral compass landed on the verdict that it was right he left his position with England, but there is no reason he shouldn’t be allowed a swift return elsewhere.
Allardyce’s perceived ‘brand’ of football is often used as a stick to beat him with, but given the choice, winning is my preferred brand and there certainly hasn’t been much of that in the last year.
Decisive leadership, a clear plan and a solid identity are what it takes to be successful at any level and only one man can guarantee all of these things.
Simply put, if he’s interested it’s the easiest decision anyone should ever have to make.