In case you hadn't noticed already, Fabio Capello has resigned from his post as England manager.
Just four months before the team's opening Euro 2012 fixture against France, England find themselves without the man they have called gaffer for the past four years.
Whilst there are many reasons to suggest that this will throw the team into turmoil at such a crucial stage in the pre-tournament preparations—Netherlands arrive at Wembley for a friendly at the end of the month—this good also be seen as an opportunity.
Capello may have arrived in the job as one of the most successful managers around, but his exemplary reputation has been tarnished with a series of problems, both of his making and by others.
Here are five reasons why Capello's quitting could be a good thing for England's tournament chances.