Given the constant hiring and firing in the modern Premier League, it is perhaps a surprise that the winner of the Premier League sack race is still yet to be decided.
Slavisa Jokanovic is edging closer to the exit door at Fulham after the tame 1-0 defeat against fellow strugglers Huddersfield left them bottom of the Premier League.
The temptation to press the panic button is growing, with experienced campaigners such as David Moyes and Sam Allardyce waiting in the wings.
It might be a romantic notion, but Jokanovic deserves more time. He did an exceptional job last season and needs to settle on a team after a huge summer of investment.
But even if they sack Jokanovic – which would be a completely understandable decision given the amount spent and the lack of cohesion on show so far – Fulham must resist the temptation to turn to the old hands.
This squad needs a manager that will encourage the passing play that got the Whites promoted, but with a settled backline behind it to stop the flow of goes.
It is hard to see Allardyce’s or Moyes’ methods working with this team. They are yesterday’s men who will only offer a short-term relief at the very best; a dismal relegation at worst.