The reality is that no manager has been "good enough" for the last 10 years. We have to get players to want to play for the County and restore pride. Division 3 might give us that chance but it will probably take a high-profile, and outside of the county, manager to kick start the pride. Honestly don't see any other way forward at present.
I hope your use of speech marks indicates player opinion, for what it's worth. Player power is an increasingly powerful weapon in sport: the arrival of an outside manager will be hailed by many on this board as the way forward even before he has taken his first session or picked his first team. He will arrive at Owenbeg on a donkey (or a Stallion). Crowds of people will spread their coats on the ground in front of Him. Some will wave branches of palm trees, a sign of victory. The people will shout:
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Oakleaf
the King of Derry
And within a short time, when he has made unreasonable demands of players (this is the way I want you to play), when he has not chosen a friend or a relative or a club mate as one of the 15 disciples, people will begin to turn against him. They will argue that he was brought in to perform miracles and, if he does not, they will call for his removal (he gets to live in this case).
And so the search will begin again for a new messiah!