FWIW there are some cracking stories out there about his sheer incompetence during his time with us.
Bear in mind we’d also just come off a period of significant investment in sports science with Dr Craig, and iirc keeping Dr Craig and his methods was also one of the deal breakers in not getting Arnie 2 years earlier because he insisted on bringing Clarkey with him which the club didn’t agree to at the time.
We then ended up with Crook for 5 minutes and finally Farina who got his way in bringing Crea in. One story I heard was about Crea sitting down with Bosschaart to run through his pre-season training loads and proceeding to rattle off the numbers… at which point Boss pointed out he’d never actually worn a GPS and so those numbers couldn’t mean shit. Crea admitted he was using other players’ numbers and that they’d all be the same anyways because he just presumed they all ran about the same amount.
Dr Craig is obviously still very highly regarded, but it remains scary where we’d be if we landed Arnie, Clarkey and Crawley 2 years earlier.