Crystal Palace have sacked manager Frank de Boer after just four Premier League games in charge of the club.
BBC Sport's David Ornstein reported the Eagles are set to appoint former England boss Roy Hodgson as his successor:
David Ornstein @bbcsport_david
Crystal Palace sack Frank de Boer as manager & will appoint Roy Hodgson as his successor. Done deal, Hodgson can't wait to get started #CPFC2017-9-11 10:31:36
Palace snapped up De Boer in the summer, with the Dutchman taking over from Sam Allardyce. While the latter left the former with a robust outfit to work with, the ex-Ajax manager's team struggled during his brief stint at Selhurst Park.
On the opening weekend of the campaign, the Eagles were hammered 3-0 at home by newly promoted Huddersfield Town. It was a result that set a dangerous precedent.
Needless to say, the supporters were displeased with the efforts, with no goals scored and six conceded before the international break.
When the Premier League returned, so did Palace's poor form, with the team losing away at Burnley.
As noted by BBC Match of the Day, it's been a long time since a team started the campaign so slowly:
Match of the Day @BBCMOTD
Crystal Palace are the first top-flight team since Preston North End in 1924/25 to lose their opening four matches without scoring. #MOTD2 https://t.co/0eRWibjlDE2017-9-10 21:43:13
According to Dominic Fifield of the Guardian, the style the Dutchman wanted to implement at the club wasn't popular with players.
It's reported "the playing staff have struggled to adapt to the 47-year-old's demands and desire to play a more possession-based style built around three at the back, and there has been concern raised in the boardroom over perceived naivety due to the manager's inflexibility over tactics in the Premier League."
Such a seismic shift from the blueprint implemented by Allardyce was always going to take time to take effect. It's something journalist Tom Adams noted:
Tom Adams @tomEurosport
Look at the list of predecessors Frank de Boer has had. Ludicrous to expect him to successfully implement a new style in three games https://t.co/pHLLaWLzVJ2017-8-28 12:21:05
Allardyce later ruled out returning to the club after being contacted by Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish on Monday, via Sky Sports News.
But the club's hierarchy have seen enough of De Boer, who has now been sacked in the early stages of his last two managerial roles; at Inter Milan, he was let go having spent just 85 days in the San Siro hot seat in 2016.
Palace will be disappointed to have made such a marquee appointment in the summer only to see things unravel quickly. It will be fascinating to see what direction the new man, reportedly Hodgson, takes the team in after De Boer's brief stay.