Sheffield United have 'parted company' with Kevin Blackwell after today's humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to QPR.
To many in the country it will seem premature, but United fans will know that this decision was made based upon much more than just the first three games of the season.
A successor will have the remaining weeks of August to finalise the squad, but anybody hoping for an overhaul will be left disappointed.
The decision to remove the coach after exactly 30 months in the job.
No doubt, a number of names will be thrown into the hat for the job, but Gary Speed is the one that will stick out to many as a potential successor.
The big question will be over the timing, when a decision could have been made at the start of the summer.
More to follow...