For the Premier League in England, summer is always a time of change.
Transfers aplenty are brokered, agreed upon and signed, loans take place with ever-increasing frequency—and plenty of managerial switches also occur.
Usually the accepted notion is that new coaches take a while to bed in their ideas, improve their new team's fortunes and start an upward trend.
The time allowed to do so depends on the club; Liverpool and Tottenham hired new bosses this year to bring about a new way of playing. Two or three seasons would be expected to be given to each man before assessing whether he's doing a good job or not.
Chelsea gave Roberto Di Matteo precisely four months this season.
Following the Italian out of the Premier League was QPR boss Mark Hughes, who has been replaced by Harry Redknapp.
Who is next for the chop?
There might be several candidates if their teams don't start picking up points, but one stands out above the rest. Step forward, Martin O'Neill.