Claudio Ranieri is finding the follow up to his shock 2016 Premier League title success with Leicester City rather difficult.
The Italian was fired midway through the very next season by Leicester despite an impressive Champions League run, with the Foxes panicking over their domestic form.
He took a job at Nantes last summer but he has now been fired despite the unfancied side sitting in a healthy 10th place with one game to go, BBC Sport report.
So could a return to the Premier League be on the horizon?
There are a number of high profile jobs available and West Ham United fans are hopeful he could end up replacing David Moyes.
Moyes left the Hammers just this week after guiding them to safety and the club's plans are not yet clear.
Does anyone else think it’s going to be Ranieri. Perfect for the owners. Hope I am so wrong but the faith had gone with these ages ago. I would be more than happy to eat my words if they can get a top manager over the line and back him. @davidgold— Danny Saffer (@saffs10) May 17, 2018
Oooo Ranieri is leaving F.C. Nantes at the end of the season... Should we? #COYI ⚒— Jacob (@JacobC2018) May 17, 2018
Love Ranieri. Have wanted him at West Ham for years!— Si Beex (@SiBeex) May 17, 2018
Ranieri was not a popular appointment at Leicester when he took over and he defied even the most over optimistic expectation when he won the title in his first season in charge.
He is a proven miracle worker but leading West Ham to a top six finish would be seen as almost as big an achievement if he could somehow manage it.
So far he has found it tough to recapture his 2015/16 success, and the often chaotic backdrop of the West Ham boardroom is not the recipe for a follow up.
Expectations would be unfairly high and while Ranieri would not be scared of the job, he is far from a surefire success if they appoint him.
While some West Ham fans were hopeful (above) about a move to appoint him, others urge the board decisively not to do it, branding him a one hit wonder and arguing it would make the club a 'laughing stock'.
I stg if you appoint Ranieri instead of Rafa there will be riots @davidgold— . (@Kxuyate) May 17, 2018
If it’s Ranieri then you would have proved how out of touch you are. If it’s Rafa, Emery or Pellegrini you have finally realised what is expected and what you promised, please don’t mess this up cause I am actually routing for you so we can avoid chaos next year. @davidgold— Danny Saffer (@saffs10) May 17, 2018
@davidgold Please don’t employ Ranieri. That will be an absolute nightmare. A terrible appointment. Better off with Moyes than him. We will once again be a laughing stock— Tony Wilton (@twilton3) May 17, 2018
@davidgold if you appoint ranieri the backlash u will bet will be incredible— bencrosby (@BenDartnall) May 17, 2018
@davidgold if the Ranieri rumours are true then you and the board have done it again! Easy option, cheap option with zero ambition! You won’t see another penny from me whilst you three are there. None of the this won the league bullshit, weare not Birmingham! City!!— Nathan Williams (@hammmers66) May 17, 2018