Nottingham Forest have taken all the headlines this Friday with Aitor Karanka asking to leave the club and doing just that.
After weeks of speculation – though that appeared to have abated somewhat – the Spaniard had clearly had enough and asked to be released from his contract – something the club has duly obliged in doing.
Now, then, the search begins for yet another Forest manager and fans, understandably, are concerned that their club is going to once again embark on circus-like tendencies.
For many, the Karanka situation has been dealt with very poorly indeed and the result has been that they’ve lost one of their most promising managers in the last few years.
You can appreciate why there might be worry that, despite new owners at the club, the old habits have yet to die from the Fawaz regime and periods prior, but perhaps there shouldn’t be such concern.
Of course, we’re yet to see who the Greeks bring in as their new man but if Sky Sports are right in their latest report, they are set to potentially get their next decision – after Karanka’s departure – spot on.
Indeed, Sky are reporting that former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is the man they want to take over at the club in an appointment that would at least appease some.
Of course, the Karanka saga does not sit right with many and correctly so, but there’s no going back now – it’s all about what Forest do next.
Now, if they were to fall into their old tendencies, their next appointment may well underwhelm and, in time, prove far worse than Karanka.
However, in appointing Jokanovic they’d at least be showing, for their flawed approach to the Karanka case, that they are not like the club’s owners of the past completely.
Forest’s next managerial appointment is big, then, not only for the team but in terms of how the owners are seen because, clearly, they have taken a whack today.
Bring in Jokanovic, though, and at least to start with; at least to an extent, they’ll have quelled some of the ill-feeling towards them.