It's the board we are talking about, not just the chairman or head. I don't think for a second that they are complete idiots.U think the board is out there scouting people? Clearly says the board agreed with Rapid Ralf. That’s why their scouting departement will be gone soon.
What i do know is that they could have spent money and asked the scouts to get somebody stat.
I do agree that they would have been reluctant to spend so much money on a player.