Paul Lambert's departure from Aston Villa may see Jack Grealish get the opportunities he has been waiting for.
Grealish was expected to play a prominent role for Villa before the campaign started, but he was used infrequently by Lambert, much to the frustration of supporters.
The 19-year-old looks to be the brightest prospect to have emerged from their youth ranks in recent times and Lambert's reluctance to utilise him was a decision that faced regular criticism.
Grealish has made just nine Premier League appearances this season, with most of these showings coming as a substitute, and it has been a spell which won't have served his development well.
However, if Villa do appoint a manager who places greater emphasis on utilising the academy system, Grealish will surely be first in the queue for a starting role.
The winger may be inexperienced, but he has masses of ability, with his dribbling skills a threat to any defence.
During his rare outings on the pitch this season, Grealish has impressed and he could be the player who benefits the most from Lambert's departure - if Villa do turn to a forward-thinking boss.