Peterborough United have dropped out of the play-off picture in League One yet again, with another season of third-tier football likely.
Controversial manager Steve Evans got his marching orders after some lacklustre performances, with the club turning to old hand Darren Ferguson for a third time.
The son of Sir Alex has managed Posh twice before, but has been welcomed back for a third time by owner Darragh MacAnthony.
He’s won two and lost six of the matches he’s had in charge, but that hasn’t deterred the owner. He’s rewarded Ferguson with a three-year deal and the Scot is now settling in for his latest stint at London Road.
He inherits a decent squad of players, but can he get them pointing in the right direction? This season might just be salvageable, but it’ll leave plenty of work for him to do in the summer.
Here’s two big decisions facing the former Doncaster boss.
Marcus Maddison’s future
Maddison was hot property last season, but this time around he’s not been quite as effective.
Rumours of a big move in the summer may have affected the left-sided player, but Ferguson has to make a big call.
Does he keep him and try to develop him, or cash in and move on?
Change of transfer policy
The Posh model works well financially, but is the inability to build a stable squad for longer than a season costing them promotion?
They turn players around quickly and often their talent squad has failed to deliver on its promise.
Can Ferguson make a profit without disrupting the consistency in the squad?