In the space of just nine months, David Moyes has seen his reputation as an astute coach and serial over-achiever tarnished to a clueless tactician destined for failure, after just one disappointing season as Manchester United manager.
It was always going to be difficult for the former Everton boss when succeeding a man as successful as Sir Alex Ferguson, but Red Devils fans have not held back in their stinging criticism of the new man in the dugout.
United are currently way down in seventh place in the Premier League table with no chance of retaining the title they won at a canter last season under the former tutelage of Ferguson, and saw their final remaining chance of winning a trophy ended by Bayern Munich at the Champions League quarter-final stage last week.
There have already been calls for Moyes to be sacked at the end of the 2013/14 campaign, but it's likely that he'll be given more time to turn things around, with the summer transfer window potentially being a pivotal period for him to make his mark on the first-team squad.
What's certain is that Manchester United will have to start the new season well, or else Moyes will find himself under increasing pressure with the Old Trafford boo-boys ready to make themselves heard.