Former West Bromwich Albion manager Gary Megson is without a job for the second time in 16 months following his parting of the ways from Nottingham Forest.
Megson, aged 46, yesterday left his post as manager of Forest by mutual consent - to end an unhappy attempt to put all the sourness of his dismissal by Albion behind him.
Following his removal from office at The Hawthorns in late October 2004, Megson pitched up at the City Ground as Joe Kinnear's replacement last January.
Despite having had a nightmare time there as a player under Brian Clough, the abrasive Megson was confident things would go more happily for him as Forest manager.
At the time, his only target was to keep Forest up - to set up a likely reunion with Albion this season, if the Baggies went on to complete their expected relegation from the Premiership.
But not only did Albion stay up under Bryan Robson but Megson failed to stop the rot at Forest.
They were 23rd when he arrived and that was where they finished the season, too, the first time that the former European champions had slipped into the third tier of English football in 54 years. It has not been a great deal better this season.
Despite being allowed to spend more than £1 million on Nathan Tyson, Grant Holt and Wolves' Sammy Clingan in the January transfer window, Megson has been unable to halt the slide. After seven games without a win, Forest are only four points above the relegation zone and in danger of going all the way through to League Two.
'Megson Out' banners were displayed by fans as Forest slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Oldham Athletic on Wednesday night. The end came following a board meeting yesterday morning.