Roberto Mancini was sacked exactly a year to the day after he guided Manchester City to the Premier League title.
It now seems that Malaga manager Manuel Pellegrini will replace the sacked Italian, but where will Mancini end up next?
Here are some top clubs who could be interested in the Italian's services this summer.
3. Inter Milan
The 2009/10 treble winners Inter Milan have had a shocking season under their young manager Andrea Stramaccioni, and will finish the campaign outside of the European places in Serie A.
It looks as if he will suffer the same fate as Mancini - but what's to say the Italian giants won't come calling for their former manager, who was successful during his first stint at the club?
2. AS Roma
The 'Giallorossi' have chopped and changed managers this season, with old favourite Zdenek Zeman getting the sack after a string of shocking defensive displays, and Aurelio Andreazzoli taking over until the end of the season.
Since Zeman's sacking, Roma have looked more solid, with seasoned veteran Francesco Totti scoring freely. They are on the edge of Europa League qualification, but are still inconsistent in terms of results. They recently lost to relegated Palermo and also to Chievo in the dying minutes of the game.
Mancini could be interested in taking over and rebuilding the club from the Italian capital, who have a strong youth system in place already.
1. AS Monaco
Promoted from Ligue 2 this season, you'd think this club would be a massive step down from Premier League-winning Manchester City.
Well, if you believe what the papers say, Monaco are said to be the 'new Manchester City' in that they've a gold mine of resources behind them, and are said to be looking at signing Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao for around £50m.
Considering players like Hulk, Axel Witsel and Willian appeared to leave their respective clubs for money rather than success, who's to say it won't happen?
This would be a great project to be involved in if you are Roberto Mancini. He could easily start a revolution at Monaco.
Winning the league and being sacked a year to the day later is usually unheard of. That is, unless, your team has spent around £930.4m to get to where they are. And to lose to Wigan Athletic, a team with a net spend of£3.4m, in the FA Cup final was probably the final straw.
Don't be surprised, however, to see Mancini back in a job as soon as July.
I'm not a City supporter, but I thought the sacking was really harsh on Mancini. People say that money won City the title, but it's not that simple: the manager has to gel the players into a working system, and City won the FA Cup in 2011 in his first full season, and then the Premier League in 2012.
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