Rafael Benítez has been assured of his immediate future by Chelsea but has told the hierarchy he does not want Avram Grant at Stamford Bridge.
Arsène Wenger claimed it is "fashionable to be against Arsenal" at present as he railed against emotional and dramatic analysis of the club's season so far and sought to close ranks to inspire a fightback.
After the storm comes the lull. The weekend after the record-setting Thanksgiving was a quiet one, as has been the case with previous post-turkey results.
"Milan, London, New York, Paris.
Three years is a long, long time.
Chi-X® Australia Pty Ltd has announced the appointment of Jamie Crank as Head of Market Operations.
Now the World Cup draw is over, the politics will start.