David Moyes can put his Manchester United hell behind him and rebuild his career at Inter Milan.
The Scot, who was sacked by the Premier League side in April less than a year after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson, is ready to return to management and could succeed Walter Mazzarri at the San Siro.
Inter started the season positively but have struggled in recent weeks, with club president Erick Thohir ready to wield the axe in a bid to see their fortunes turn around.
Moyes was installed as Ferguson’s successor last year, but after overseeing the club’s worst ever Premier League campaign was sacked with four games of the season remaining.
It had been a spell with few highlights, with United relinquishing their crown to rivals Manchester City and also witnessing Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool steal their Champions League spot.
Solace came in the form of Europe’s top tier competition – where he steered his side to the quarter-finals before being dumped out by Bayern Munich – but progress on the European front failed to keep him in the job.
Moyes also managed to keep Wayne Rooney at the club amid interest from Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, but his failure to coax the best out of Robin Van Persie and later Juan Mata ultimately proved costly.
Big defeats to City and Liverpool at Old Trafford saw the empire Ferguson had spent so long building come crashing down, with fans flying a plane over the Theatre of Dreams calling for the Scot to be sacked.
They eventually got their wish following a final, embarrassing 2-0 defeat to Moyes’ former side Everton at Goodison Park, with Ryan Giggs then installed on a temporary basis prior to Louis Van Gaal’s appointment in the summer.
After previously being linked with the Galatasary job following Roberto Mancini’s sacking, the 51-year-old now finds himself mooted for one of the most difficult jobs in Italian football.
The Nerrazzuri have never been the same since Jose Mourinho guided them to the glory of the treble before jumping ship for Real Madrid, with the six managers installed since failing to see them hit similar heights.
Moyes would inherit a squad of mixed talents, and would be reunited with his United captain Nemanja Vidic who announced his exit from the club in the midst of the Scot’s terrible tenure in March.
He will be entrusted with securing Champions League football – the minimum of what was expected of him during his time in Manchester – with Juventus and Roma already preparing for an exclusive battle for the Scudetto.
Whether Moyes becomes the new manager of one of Italy’s biggest clubs hinges on the future of Mazzarri who would be unlikely to give up his job without a fight.
If he is granted the opportunity he could prove the doubters wrong and build the dynasty that time did not afford him over at the Theatre of Dreams.