We shouldn't act like it isn't personal between Whitlock and Pioli. Pioli snubbed him at dinner, and its been personal ever since. That doesn't detract from the facts of Whitlocks argument here, which are sound. but come on - its personal. Whitlock correctly called that Pioli wouldn't work out, winning a guess that is one in two, but its not like he is a prophet. He started a personal campaign against someone who didn't afford him the respect he feels he deserves.
His article is flawless, but come on. We don't need to deify the leaders of this movement.