New Delhi: Two days after Jose Mourinho faced the axe from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is facing a similar fate.
United were beaten 1-2 by Norwich at the Old Trafford in their Premier League match, and the Red Devils have found themselves out of the top-four place with 29 points from 17 games.
Even as the shockwaves resulted from the sacking of Mourinho from Stamford Bridge continue to occupy headlines, United's defeat arrived as a truly shocking result.
It's true that United have lost their invincibility at home, but after losing to Bournemouth in the previous gameweek, and the exit from the Champions League, they needed to have a win, desperately.
Besides, with the Mourinho lesson, van Gaal should have done enough to avoid losing to a struggling Norwich side. It was, in fact, Norwich's first win in five matches and second in ten.
But that never happened, and lost the match, luckily or unluckily.
United's overall performance, at least in the league, is not that bad as Chelsea's but with Mourinho available, Glazers in the Old Trafford board will have doubts over the Dutchman's continued role.
And if the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is removed, it will not come as a surprise to many. Simply because, the appetiser was already served two days ago.