You're not far wrong but he took the money and inherent risks. And I'd be even less sympathetic had our season imploded when he and the his little gang jumped ship. As it happens we got RDZ and the rest is glorious history. Tough titty for the' teeth sucking grey man'. Or more appropriately " it is what it is "I wouldn't be surprised if GP is suffering from a type of PTSD. Yes, we can all talk about the money he's still earning and how he's set up for life etc etc but I suspect his experience since leaving Brighton has been pretty tough mentally.
Does he go out in public anymore? Does he read the social media vitriol that still exists? Has the confidence that he once had now evaporated? Does the phone still ring and do his old football contacts still text him?
Don't get me wrong, I booed the guy as loudly as anyone when he came back to the Amex with Chelsea and I'm not saying that football management is for the faint-hearted. But having gone from being a hero at Brighton, feted as potentially one of Europe's top coaches, to failing spectacularly and facing abuse and ridicule from all sides must be a very tough thing to experience, especially in such a short space of time.