After confirmation on Tuesday morning that Manchester United manager David Moyes has been sacked after just 10 months in charge, Sir Alex Ferguson's choice will have led United to their lowest ever Premier League points tally.
However, is it the worst appointment by a club? Not by far.
United currently sit in seventh place after a horrendous season which has seen them lose 11 league games.
With a number of high profile names being linked with the job, it is crucial for the club now who comes in and how they handle the current situation.
What they need to avoid is an appointment like these.