Not as big a factor as S1 (or you perhaps) seem to think. Critch is an intelligent guy and as I’ve said, he’ll be well mentored.Absolutely no doubt about what you say.
Also absolutely no doubt that how he is remunerated at another club would be a huge factor in any consideration as seaside suggests.
He’s 43 and so has a good 20-25 year career in football management ahead of him. The decisions he makes will inevitably shape his career and his overall earning potential over what is a long time. We’re not talking about a short playing career or grabbing that last pay day.
So for me and for a thinking man like Critch (advised by someone who has built a careeer on longevity at each of his clubs) will not jump at a Smash and Grab type offer unless he thinks the Club and set up is right.
Those types of decisions consistently end promising managerial careers in their tracks. It’s too early for Critch in his development right now as he needs to gain that confidence in his own ability, develop a proper track record, without that instant pressure that one of those types of clubs might bring.
As I’ve said, he very much has time on his side and all this nonsense about securing his family and the like is just that… He’ll be doing well at Blackpool with the prospect of more if we progress and with time and limited pressure to learn his craft and set up his career properly… He will know and he will also be advised that he can turn offers down, in the safe knowledge that the right offer will come along at a time when he is ready to make the next step….
Most of the top managers have formed their career from solid foundations and not making them silly career ruining ‘banana skin’ moves….
Steady progress in the right direction is the answer and that means the Club (not the financial package) has to be the key driver in his decision making.