In the early-to-mid 2000s, Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez were two of the most coveted, impressive and innovative coaches in Europe, in demand from the biggest sides on the continent and securing success at home and abroad with their respective clubs.
Both made the move to England and the Premier League in 2004, with Mourinho joining Chelsea and Benitez moving to Liverpool.
From there, the legend continued to grow for both men, loved by their respective clubs' fans and bringing in significant glory in the form of silverware to both teams.
Fast forward a decade, and both currently occupy managerial positions where they are not wanted.
Rafa is now in charge of Mourinho's former club Chelsea, where he is vilified, and even hated, for his past connections and successes with Liverpool.
Mourinho is at Real Madrid, where after an initial period of serious love between fans and manager after he wrestled La Liga title from Barcelona, the notoriously impatient Real fans have quickly turned on him as both Barça and city rivals Atletico Madrid lay above them in the table this season.
Perhaps both men need a change of scenery, but from Benitez's point of view, perhaps he could do with finding a job where he is actually allowed to manage properly, not on an interim basis, and display his talents to do what he does best—winning things—before taking a crack at the Real job.
After all, it is only likely to last a couple of seasons at most; he might as well go into the job in form and confident rather than off the back of a couple of less-than-successful roles.