However as a manager of his own career he is the complete opposite. He made terrible personal career decisions before joining the Us and with Leicester if he was trying to ensure a successful legacy as a manager.
I said at the time that I thought going to Leicester was another terrible career decision for MApp, and I'm even more sure of it now.
He was flying here and rebuilding his reputation after the carnage of his early career; yes there were clearly some behind-the-scenes challenges with Eales but still - get us into the League One playoffs and he was almost certainly going to set himself up as an attractive target for some big Championship clubs.
But take an assistant's job - even at a mid-size club in the PL - and clubs are going to forget about you. Plus, you're giving up control, and the chance to really demonstrate your managerial acumen, and you're completely reliant on the capabilities of your Boss. Which, if your Boss is Craig Shakespeare, is not a great position to be in.
So inevitably, he was back on the market in no time at all, and he's had to take a position which, if you're really, really generous to Lincoln, is a sideways move from OUFC - but worse because he's having to start again, rather than work with the fine squad he'd built - and if you're wearing rose-tinted OUFC specs is a definite step down.
I hope he invested the extra couple of million he earned well - because otherwise the lost future earnings from stalling his career the way he did are going to come to a lot more than that.