The biggest disappointment for me has been his inability to adapt. Since losing Grealish, performances and results have been unacceptable. Why have we persisted with Abraham up front on his own, when we have Kodjia - one of our and the league's best players when on his game - on the bench? If not Kodjia, what about Davis? And then we have Hourihane, who continues to play in this deep role that he simply cannot play.
I have confidence in Smith if he is able to bring in a whole new team of his own players. But surely, if we are looking long term, we should have a manager that can adapt to what he's given. It doesn't particularly bode well with Grealish probably not going to be here next season, as well as Abraham, Mings, and maybe even McGinn.