Perhaps predictably, it didn't last long, Paolo Di Canio has been sacked by Sunderland after just 13 games in charge.
His iron fist like grip on his players that he had at Swindon with success didn't work in the Premier League.
Inevitably there needs to be a replacement, and the Italian's successor has a tough job to do straightaway, there are a lot of new signings that haven't shown quality yet and confidence will already be low as they are rooted to the floor of the table.
However, there are plenty of candidates for the role.
I have a compiled a list of the next potential Black Cat gaffer.
If you feel i've left anybody out, feel free to comment below.
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