Frank de Boer lasted a grand total of less than three months as Inter Milan manager.
The Dutchman took over from Roberto Mancini in August, but a turbulent spell at the club has ended in his departure already.
De Boer wasn’t helped by the furore surrounding his captain Mauro Icardi, who has become a hate figure among the Curva Nord after comments he made about the fans in his autobiography.
Gli Nerazzurri lie 12th in Serie A, and they’re now on the hunt for a new boss to add to their mounting problems.
According to to the Mirror, that could pave the way for Guus Hiddink to return to management, just months after leaving his interim job at Chelsea at the end of last season.
The 69-year-old did a good job of rescuing Chelsea after Jose Mourinho’s botched job at the start of that campaign, and in his original time in charge back in 2009, he won the FA Cup.
Stefano Pioli is the favourite, but Hiddink is also believed to be on Inter’s list.
As they prepare to face Southampton in the Europa League on Thursday, they’ve also got to contend with the knowledge that rivals AC Milan have enjoyed the turnaround in fortunes they’ve themselves been hoping for.
And yet, their treatment of De Boer could well put off managers from taking the reins.
The former boss, who was reportedly sacked over Skype, posted a message on his Instagram after his departure.
“It’s a shame it finished like this”, it reads.
“To move forward, this project needed more time.
“I want to thank all the fans for all the support they’ve given me over these months.”