Da-da dum dum dum, another one bites the dust.
That's right - it has happened again, folks. The footballing world was opening the first door of its advent calendar when news broke that Watford were in the hunt for their THIRD manager of the season.
The pile of managerial cadavers continues to mount outside Vicarage Road - Sanchez Flores even rose from the dead for a second stint - but the time has come for a fresh face to rescue Watford's car-crash campaign.
Who is up to the task? 90min investigates which crazy appointment the Pozzo family will go for next.
Alright, this one has been thrown in at the beginning for a bit of fun, but c'mon, was Javi Gracia that bad at Watford? The Hornets' form had dipped considerably towards the end of last season, and they did start the new season in wretched fashion, but every team goes through rough patches, right?
Gracia was an inspired choice when he was appointed first-time round, and even though the return of QSF didn't quite go to plan, who's to say that it won't work out for the best?
The last two managers have left the team in a serious relegation battle though, so he'd be daft to walk into such a minefield...
And now on to the bookies' favourite. Chris Hughton has done a pretty good job everywhere he's gone, and his record suggests that he could be the steady pair of hands needed to drag Watford out of this ever-growing sinkhole.
The ex-Brighton boss managed to promote and establish the Seagulls as a Premier League regular in recent years, until the hierarchy decided upon a change in direction. The club owes him a lot though, and their fans were sad to see the 60-year-old depart the south coast.
A word of caution however - Hughton's style of football has been known to cause severe drowsiness, but on a positive note, it is also prescribed as a cure for insomnia.
We've all got that one mate who somehow managed to blag a top job because his dad works at the same company, rather than for the skills he's got in his locker.
Paul Clement was Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at a host of elite European clubs, including Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but his own managerial career has not followed the same path as his mentor.
Clement's latest outing was a fairly underwhelming spell at Championship club Reading, but Ancelotti's mate is reportedly on the list as a potential candidate for the Hornets job.
To be fair, he managed to bring Renato Sanches to Swansea, so he's clearly got a very full contact list. Watford to be relegated with Robert Lewandowski on the books, anyone?
Sorry, but Mark Hughes is just like that irritating rash that won't go away.
No matter how hard we try to eradicate him from our beautiful game, the Welshman comes back at some struggling club, does just enough to keep them up - mainly thanks to the other teams being slightly less rubbish than his own - and then lands a cushty contract before everyone realises what a dinosaur he really is.
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God, this list is depressing, isn't it? You can never rule out Fireman Sam, and with many managers unlikely to fancy the size of this challenge, you can trust someone with the ex-Everton boss' appetite to tuck in greedily.
Allardyce has been out of work since doing a decent - albeit predictable - job with the Toffees, but if you hire Big Sam, what do you really expect? The football ain't pretty, but the results are a guarantee.
He's also got a 100% win ratio as England manager to his name.
Disliked by plenty of his former clubs, Allardyce could be the man to keep Watford up - but they'll have to shell out for the big man.
Are you ready to dance with the devil, Hornets?
At 61 and with no experience of the Premier League, a relegation battle might not be the time to throw Quique in at the deep end... but the Pozzo's can do and have done worse.
Also the idea of Quique replacing Quique is just fun,.
What we must remember, is that Watford are one of the most unpredictable teams in the English pyramid, and the Pozzo family rarely think inside the commonly accepted box. The owners will be assessing all of their options: the steady head, the old school ballbuster, the Jonathan Wilkes (aka Robbie Williams' best friend) of football.
And then they'll settle on the least expected and most extravagant choice of all: Diego Maradona. So what if he's just rejoined the team who he had left only a day or so before? He will draw in the crowds.
Ok, so maybe it won't be Diego, but his inclusion reflects the mentality of the Pozzo's and their constant ability to surprise the Vicarage Road faithful. The re-appointment of Sanchez Flores proved to be only their first mistake in recent memory, but they can't afford to make another one with Watford dangling dangerously over the relegation precipice.