Houghton was shocking last year for Brighton and was deservedly sacked... Not only did they play extremely poor football and almost went down but he lost the players' confidence and didn't manage to integrate any of his big signings like Alireza, Andone, Locadia etc. They are twice as good now thanks to Potter. Houghton is a nice bloke I'm sure but that's leadto him becoming crazy overrated, he is way worse than memed, laughed at managers like Allardyce and Pardew even, and PL clubs aren't exactly rushing to sign him are they? Motes is a good manager still I believe but I agree with your sentiment, I think PL clubs all want to be the next Leicester or emulate Pochettino Everton/Michu Swansea etc with a young foreign manager with flair players. It will end badly for many of them though.