It's under 24 hours since David Moyes was given the boot from Manchester United, in a move which gives the Red Devils a fresh start after a painful year.
From a shambles of a transfer window to embarrassing home and away defeats to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City, Moyes was never able to get any positive momentum going at the club.
Two losses to his former club Everton emphasised the backwards direction he taken taken the club in, and the 2-0 loss at Goodison Park was the last game he managed.
The picture of him trudging towards the bench, as his side slipped to another predictable defeat, summed up his time in charge - and may just have been the moment he realised his managerial stint was coming to an end.
The Scotsman has always maintained a desire to turn the club's prospects around, but now that is out of his hands - whether he realised it before the news leaked yesterday or during the defeat to Everton is probably something he will never admit.