Southampton fans can feel well and truly sorry for themselves with the news that Nigel Adkins has got the boot this morning and is being replaced by a manager with absolutely no premier league experience.
We all know how this is going to work out.
This is the same Southampton that came from two goals down to draw with Chelsea in their last league game and have lost just two of their last twelve league games. Yes two.
Saints executive chairman Nicola Cortese said: ""This decision has been made with the long-term ambitions of Southampton Football Club in mind."
"Whilst we acknowledge the contribution Nigel has made during the past two years, for the club to progress and achieve our long-term targets a change was needed."
What planet is he living on?
The same planet that Tony Fernandes was living on when he sacked Neil Warnock and replaced him with Mark Hughes.
When the reality finally dawned on him he saw sense and appointed someone who could get them out of a right mess. Rather than someone he thought he could sway with his own opinions.
These guys seriously need to sit down with their soccer manager programs and take out their frustrations on the Xbox or Playstation for the galling reality is they make absolutely stupid decisions and the supporters are the ones that pay for them – literally.
Southampton will more than likely go down now – this is no time to bring in a rookie manager and the decision is one of the biggest mistakes the club have made in recent years.
It's easy to see what the reasoning is:
"Mauricio is a well-respected coach of substantial quality who has gained a reputation as an astute tactician and excellent man-manager. I have every confidence that he will inspire our talented squad of players to perform at the highest possible level.
"He also shares my belief that the most successful clubs are built by nurturing young players through a development system that provides a clear path to the first team, thereby creating a culture that keeps them at the club for the long term.
"This is an approach he has employed with great success in the past and I look forward to him bringing that experience and expertise to Southampton."
What the chairman is actually saying is:
"Yes I know that Nigel brought us up into the premiership with a bunch of talented youngsters but he keeps asking for experienced players to bring in during this transfer window and I'm not going to spend the money".
Fair enough don't spend the money if you haven't got it or even if you don't want to.
But don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.