The ill-fated reign of David Moyes at Manchester United is over and thoughts are already turning to season's end, when a successor is likely to be appointed, taking over from temporary boss Ryan Giggs.
It's fair to say United are in a much worse place than they were just under a year ago; though they were also changing managers at that time, it was with expectancy, hope and anticipation at a new era beginning. They were champions of England, in the Champions League and had money to spend.
Now, they're not looking at any European football of any sort for next term, and they have to spend money to get themselves anywhere near the top next term. There's a lot for the newest boss to sort out, whenever he arrives.
Here are eight things he might want to start with.