replying Pete's comment here. no definitely not, but the obvious fact that some of the players who were ignored by AVB are doing well under RDM(who pretty much observed the whole fiasco from the closest & managed to learn & now is applying that observation with respect to that) at the cost of those who played under AVB despite poor form certainly tells something. As it was mentioned before, AVB was too much obsessed with the future & more intriguingly his attention went more towards fighting the press & certain 'pundits' which frankly, best be ignored. AVB biggest mistake was relying heavily on his project at a club where he's not expected to win something tomorrow, rather today(& let's be honest club/Roman are not likely to drop that anytime sooner, whoever comes will have to go on with that). Under that condition, AVB's likely options were: 1. Overhaul, 2. AVB being tactical genius, 3. Trust young players, 4. Be a great man-manager & use what resource he has to full extent. Sadly he failed all of the 4. The wildcard option of tremendous owner support came to an end when he lost the dressing-room, trust of superiors & staying competitive.