This was going to be a big summer for David Moyes. There had been reports of huge amounts of money to spend in the transfer window which would allow him to bring in the players he believed he needed to turn Manchester United around.
Key players would be leaving, and he was tasked with deciding which ones should go and which ones should stay.
But with the planning probably a part of his daily thoughts, Moyes was sacked, and now the decisions that need to be taken to reverse the decline will be made by someone else.
So, in order to get United back into the top four, keeping the players and fans happy, what does the new manager need to do?