Michael Laudrup is the latest victim of the fashion for sacking managers with Swansea City 12th in the Premier League, although only two points off the relegation places in this season's hotly contested relegation league. Apparently, Glenn Hoddle is to be interviewed, someone who has been suggested by some Charlton fans as a replacement for Chris Powell.
Not so long ago, the Evening Standard ran a profile of Alan Curbishley as 'The Man In The Stands' from where he watched Fulham games, leaving the reader unclear exactly what the technical director did. Now, with Fulham bottom of the table, rumours have been floating around that Curbs is poised to become manager at Craven Cottage.
Head coach René Meulensteen is unfazed, however: 'I brought Alan into this club as part of my squad. He is utterly 100 per cent supportive.' However, with Foolham knocked out of the FA Cup by the No.2 team in Sheffield (at least that is what Owls supporters would have us believe), these may be famous last words.