Sorry, but I'm going to have to say the latter. He's not who the fans wanted, he's not who the press wanted and he's not who the players wanted. It's Liverpool all over again, except instead of Kenny it's 'Arry. They'll be waiting like vultures for a chance to lay into him, and once the first thing goes against England, on or off the pitch, they'll all come down on him like a ton of bricks. He needs to get off to a flier.
Just in terms of football, I don't think he's really suited to a position like Liverpool or England where the fans have big expectations. Throughout his career he's mostly had success managing teams with modest expectations and either consolidating them or overachieving with them. Examples include taking Halmstad to a league title after they struggled against relegation the season before, getting Switzerland to a world cup for the first time in about 30 years, getting Blackburn a UEFA Cup place after they only avoided relegation the season before, winning a league title with Copenhagen after they spent the previous few seasons finishing mid-table, almost qualifying for the Euros with Finland would'd never got close to a major tournament before, guiding Fulham to safety after they looked dead and buried before taking them to a UEFA Cup final the season after, and of course taking Albion to mid-table two seasons consecutively. However with clubs whose fans have big expectations (whether those expectations are warranted or not) he's became unstuck - Inter and Liverpool standing out. Then again, the expectations of England fans are probably as low as they have been for years, so maybe that'll work in his favour? Perhaps a respectable quarter final place will be enough? Time will tell.