A lot of birthday caird pish in that there.
Why would going to a club in a similar position to what he found Morton be seen as a negative rather than a challenge he embraces, backing himself to improve them also wìth a larger budget behind him?
Why would Morton's financial restraint be seen as a positive when he has seemingly thrown his toys out the pram a few times because of it and a club director was in the Tele recently stating they have let Dougie down in that respect?
You say his ambition extends further - but where? Where is the logical next step? Rumours were he went for the Dundee job and never got near it - how does he get there? Saying promotion or a trophy at Morton is the aforementioned birthday caird pish. Repeating his achievements at Morton, or bettering them, at more media-fancied club with a larger budget seems actually a logical step - particularly a club he has history with.
Will be gutted when he moves on, a little moreso if it's to a competing club at our level. But if they pay the compensation, so be it and we move on.