WE LIVE in interesting times. This is often a phrase used to disguise crisis, restrain panic and, invariably, to paint a picture that, despite the rising tide of discontent, “everything’s ok”. Translated, “interesting” means “we are in the deep do-do”. It’s a sentence we’ve heard many times since 2008 and is frequently used in the world of politics, economics and, of course, football. “Interesting times” in football is contrary to the very ethos of the modern game. It’s a black and white world where you’re either a success or a failure. There’s very little – if any – room for half-measures. The concept of gradual improvement is rarely entertained, by club officials, club owners and supporters. Everyone wants the manager who has a silver…