The question then is 'do you stick with a proven survival fighter?' or do you bring in someone to carry out your 'visionary' schemes?
Sticking with Sam seems the most sensible option until the end of the season but, if he knows he's going to get the boot, is it the best option? Sure, Sam still needs to look after his reputation, but Rovers being relegated can always be pointed to a lack of investment rather than Sam.
It's a big, big decision for them to make. Worst case scenario? At least we will now have the finances to survive a drop if it does happen and launch an immediate comeback. Something that we probably couldn't do with our current set up.
I think Sam has to be given until the rest of the season. Maybe a nice transfer kitty (which I doubt he'd get anywhere else, now) will be a nice incentive for him.