Bolton Wanderers started the season in magnificent form, but the club have been in free fall in recent weeks, which has left them in the thick of a relegation battle.
Phil Parkinson’s side have lost six of their last seven, managing to score just one goal in that time.
After that run, Bolton sit second bottom, with the pressure likely to grow on Parkinson.
How long does the former Bradford boss have left to turn it around?
Not long at all.
Their next three games – Millwall, Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan are absolutely huge.
If they don’t pick up a win in any of those games then he must leave.
Isn’t it a shame that when the chips are down, there’s a clamour for the manager to go.
He hasn’t done a bad job at Bolton and it isn’t a level playing field.
While he’s scrabbling around for the likes of Magennis and Doidge, other clubs sign Bamford, Waghorn, Marriott and Grabban.
He’s a victim of being at a club currently punching above its weight.
At any other club he would not have long.
But, I’m not convinced that the Trotters are in a financially stable enough position to be able to sack him.
He will only have so long, though.