Sunderland are searching for a new head coach following the departure of Dick Advocaat, but few men are putting themselves forward for the job considering the poisoned chalice it has become.
The Stadium of Light has become renowned for the endless cycle of near-relegations and chaining managers, and the next appointment needs to be someone who can end this decay with a bold mentality and desire to fix the squad.
This man could be someone that Sunderland were reportedly looking at over the summer transfer window, with Slavisa Jokanovic the kind of harsh character that could galvanise the club.
Jokanovic was in charge of Watford for the majority of last season, securing them promotion to the Premier League with a squad based around exciting attacking football, and a strong mentality throughout the entire side.
He outcast players known as troublemakers, ensuring every player in his first-team were planning to achieve the one goal of getting to the Premier League, and his attitude in the face of adversity was key to the Hornets reaching the top flight.
However, his contract was not extended over the summer, as Watford decided to hire Quique Sanchez Flores for their top flight campaign, and Sunderland were linked with the Serbian coach before the season started.
However, now that the Dutch boss has left, they should look at Jokanovic again, despite him currently working with Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel.
The Serb has plans to return to England in the future, and Sunderland could offer him this return in the coming weeks, whilst possessing all the skills needed to revitalise the Wearside club.
He is a motivational coach, who plays football which will excite the fans, and he has shown himself to not suffer disruptive players lightly. Jokanovic looks to be the perfect coach to fix the Black Cats, and despite him already being in a job, Sunderland should be making moves for Jokanovic in the coming days.