Crystal Palace have thrown everything up in the air as the January transfer window approaches.
They have, however, given themselves enough time to find a successor to ousted boss Neil Warnock before business can begin again.
Alan Pardew is the strong favourite to arrive from Newcastle United, and he will want to add in the New Year.
He will also be determined to keep key men at Selhurst Park, with Yannick Bolasie among those generating plenty of transfer talk.
The tricky winger continues to be linked with Liverpool, but he is looking for the Eagles to get their house in order and prove to those in the squad and in the stands that a bright future lies ahead and that the regular rounds of turmoil can be brought to a close.
Bolasie said in the Croydon Advertiser: “It’s a bit strange, to be honest. It’s not a situation we haven’t been in before either, though. I guess in a way it feels a bit normal.
“I found out on Saturday when I got into training and then Keith Millen came in and told us the gaffer had cleared his office. For me, he was all right, to be honest. I can’t speak for everyone else, but he was all right.
“I don’t know what sort of manager we need, we haven’t really spoken about that. We’ll just have to wait and see, of course.
“I think if we play like we did at QPR, getting back to basics, we’ll start getting results.
“Obviously, we may have a couple of players coming to the club and we still have Glenn Murray to come back from his loan plus Marouane Chamakh.
“It will be interesting. I would like to think Palace will be busy (in the transfer market).”
Palace need to add, and add well, in January.
They have slipped into the Premier League relegation zone, with a seven-match winless run costing Warnock his job.
The likes of Bolasie will not want to hang around if there are no signs of progress, so a new boss needs to be appointed quickly and potential top targets pursued in the transfer market.