I understand what you're saying and naturally no board ever appoints a manager with the intention of them performing poorly, but fact of the matter is that we are an attractive proposition for most top managers around and although Wenger has been around a long while, I accept we may need a season to adapt to a different manager's system and methods if we want longevity and success. I'm under no illusions that whoever we appoint isn't going to instantly be the answer to all our problems, but managers with a decent track record at other clubs represent less of a risk than someone like Pardew or McClaren who get sacked/underperform frequently. I honestly cannot remember anyone thinking Coyle would be good enough to be a top manager, he may have been flavor of the month, but speculation linking him with Arsenal was farfetched to begin with. Howe is a different case though because he's been at the club for a while, kept them up comfortably last season against all odds and is well on track to do the same this year - from the position they were in when he took over to where they are now is something a manager like Coyle has never done in his entire career. So I think it's unfair to lump Howe and Coyle in the same bracket because Howe could genuinely be a very good manager in the making as he's demonstrating right now. He's still very young as well.