Not with the current squad of players.
They are just not good enough to play how he wants to play. Same problem we had with PC.
Its not Philips fault, he's a good manager but we had a disasterous summer and are paying the penalty
And obviously our main problem in defence is the result of short-sighted transfer policy of "making do" with very old centre halfs,
we should have brought in younger replacements/cover for keogh and curtis a year or more ago, instead of bringing in loanees.
The academy obviously has its place in bringing through young players who will do a job for us in the future, but there arent any centre halfs that will be good enough to start regularly in a "top 6" championship side (never mind premier league) for at least 3 or 4 years.
Further forward we have too many players who can only perform against poorer sides or (like in the first half against Huddersfield) back off us and give us loads of time and space on the ball, as soon as teams get in our face and close us down or have any energy and pace/movement we are completely overwhelmed and go to pieces.
Last season we only managed to scrape into the playoffs with Frank in charge and the trio of mount wilson and tomori (who are all now top PL players) in the side
This really shows how ill-equipped our squad is to mount a serious promotion push.
Bielik looks like he could be a good player, but to me looks worryingly ponderous and off the pace, i just hope he is still not quite fit or carrying an injury and will improve/adapt.
Rooney may or may not give us a quick boost in Jan, but he is only really ever going to be a very temporary sticking plaster.