I am not sure we don't. Cunningham would have cost a fair bit and they are hardly paying Daly a fortune for mainly underage stuff. But like yourself, I wouldn't be particularly advocating him, but as a unifying force he could have a place.
But, I think picking managers is really difficult. Most of the counties have managers who came up from within their own ranks really. Davy Fitz is the only real manager for hire out there at the moment. It is very possible that someone without much of a profile could do a very good job. Like Gilroy in the football for instance. My only fear is that we let our inferiority complex get in the way a bit of choosing, like we did with Cunningham. In hindsight, some of the decision making behind him seemed to have been that he has a bit of a profile (and is not a Dub), but not a huge profile that would intimidate the hurlers. Whatever they do, they should just go for it and pick the guy they think is best, be it an unknown or a well known guy. Just make a call and go for it, if you go for a compromise candidate, as it seems Cunningham was, you get, well, the likes of Cunningham