A handful of managers at top European clubs are currently walking a very thin tightrope (yes, we are looking at you, Mr. Moyes).
But one reason why owners are reluctant to sack sooner rather than later - not least because of the hefty compensation fees - is because of the apparent lack of alternatives.
The best managers, it’s assumed, are already employed - and it can be virtually impossible in most cases to secure these coaches’ services.
While the only other solution is to delve into the unemployed managers market.
However, there are plenty of talented coaches currently out of work.
Indeed, some of the best managers in world football are, right now, sitting at home and waiting for their phones to ring.
Here are the top eight unemployed managers…