Last week, I went through four strikers AC Milan could buy once the transfer window opens again in January. But it may be that an even more important part of the club's personnel will be brought in prior to that.
Managers are exempt from the restriction of any windows, so if head coach Massimilano Allegri is shown the door, Milan will be able to replace him immediately.
The midweek 2-0 win over Allegri's former side Cagliari may have bought him a little time, but following it up with another two points dropped against Parma has seen the pressure turned right back up at the San Siro. Italy has never been the most patient market for football managers and Milanello is most definitely not an exception.
So, should Milan decide to replace Allegri, to whom could they turn? Here are five options open to them...