After getting the axe at Tottenham in somewhat surprising fashion, Mauricio Pochettino now finds himself with a club and will be wondering what lies ahead.
The omens did not look good for Pochettino and Spurs, who were winless in their last five Premier League games, winless in their last 12 Premier League away games and stood disappointingly as the top flight side with the most losses in 2019 (18).
Now, the Pochettino era is over. Whether it is a good decision only time will tell, but a series of elite European sides have already been instantly linked with the Argentine, who still appears very much a man in demand. Sportsmail takes a look at what could happen next.
Mauricio Pochettino will soon find himself in high demand after being sacked by Tottenham
Since losing the Champions League final in Madrid things never picked up for Pochettino
It's the inevitable first name which pops up, and will probably continue to do so until Pochettino has signed on the dotted line for his next club.
Make no mistake about it, Tuesday's news of Pochettino's sacking will have got Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinking.
United have said they are sticking by their Norwegian boss and club legend, who has experienced a slight upturn in performances of late.
United, however, are fundamentally a business machine. They have no time for waiting around, and want the glory days to return sooner rather than later.
Tuesday's news of Pochettino's sacking will have got Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thinking
It has been no secret at Old Trafford that Pochettino has the admiration of many board members, and with United the Argentine would finally get his wish of free-spending to bring in some of Europe's finest.
United, if they do still retain heavy interest, now have a difficult choice to make. Pochettino's services won't be available for long, and now the Red Devils are not faced with a huge compensation cost to meet in order to bring him on board.
Likelihood of hiring Pochettino - 4/5Real Madrid
Like United, Madrid are very well versed when it comes to hiring and firing managers.
The Spanish giants looked set to go in for Pochettino earlier in the year, only for Zinedine Zidane to make a hero's return.
However, it has not quite been the hero's return many expected. While Madrid are on the pace in La Liga with Barcelona and Atletico, their form in the Champions League has been beyond disappointing.
The Spanish giants find themselves five points behind Paris Saint Germain in the groups, and look a shadow of their former selves who dominated the European landscape during Zidane's first tenure.
Zinedine Zidane's hero's return at Real Madrid isn't going to plan, especially in Europe
Madrid will be boosted by Pochettino's recent comments, after he said he would 'love to return' to Spain during a