Leicester City announced on Sunday that they were parting ways with manager Claude Puel following the club's fourth straight home defeat, this time at the hands of Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace.
It's been a long time coming for the former Southampton boss as questions over his future have been going on for months, but there isn't one reason why everything started to fall apart for Puel in the East Midlands.
It's only natural for fans to look for that one game, that one result, that one substitution even, which turned a recently departed manager's fortunes on its head, but for Puel at Leicester City it was a cocktail of things which has seen him leave less than 16 months after his first game in charge.
Firstly, there was a game quite early into his reign that affected the squad. But it wasn't losing to Manchester City on 10 February last year that caused the mood to drop at Leicester, it was the manner of their 5-1 thrashing which cut the deepest.
Puel's side went into half time at the Etihad level with Manchester City, but four second-half goals from Sergio Agüero
70 - Leicester City won 70 points in 56 games under Claude Puel in the Premier League (1.25 per game); which was fewer than 10 clubs in the competition since his appointment, including Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Burnley (all 71 points). Departure. pic.twitter.com/TtUgPsulH0— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 24, 2019
What makes that worse is that the 57-year-old has had plenty of time to sign players who do suit his system, but instead Leicester City's squad is now flooded with players who are in limbo over their future.
Give Leicester City some Andre Villas-Boas madness. Been too long since my guy donned the PL touchline. But watch them give it to Mark Hughes until the end of the season. Brendan Rodgers another good shout or why not be really ambitious and call Paulo Fonseca in Donetsk.— Robbie Fahy (@RFahy00) February 24, 2019
During his first summer transfer window, Puel splashed out £45.4m on three players who together have racked up just 13 appearances across all competitions this season.
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They know they have to get back on track next season, so with Leicester City currently in very little danger of dropping back into the Championship, now is the perfect time for the club to build for the future and bring a new long-term head coach in.