My big issue with appointing Woodgate isn't his off the field friendship choices (I only have hearsay to go off anyway), but his current friendships amongst the playing staff. Is he too close to some of the players and will that have an affect on his ability to be objective in his decision making?
I fear it could lead to divides in the squad down the line and for that reason I'd prefer someone with no ties or loyalty to anyone currently here.
I don't know Woodgate and he seems like he is well liked but only those within the club can decide if he can be impartial when in charge. I have no fear that Gibson will know how he spends his spare time and if he gives him the job, then any failure is on Gibson rather than Woodgate.