Tottenham Hotspur noticed a significant uptick in results and performances when Jose Mourinho first took over from the sacked Mauricio Pochettino last year.
Between November and December, Spurs were in free-flowing form with plenty of goals and resurgences from players such as Dele Alli.
However, as injuries piled up and the time ticked on, Spurs began to find it tricky to keep up their momentum into the new decade.
Harry Kane, Heung-min Son, and Moussa Sissoko were big losses for Mourinho and the club have been back in freefall ever since.
They have now been knocked out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the space of a couple of weeks, leaving only the faint hopes of a top-four finish to play for.
The Express have now drafted a three-man shortlist of managers who could theoretically take over if Mourinho was sacked in the near future.
They name RB Leipzig manager, Julian Nagelsmann, Wolves boss, Nunon Espirito Santo, and Getafe manager, Pepe Bordalas.
Spurs Web Opinion:
We would like to throw a certain Mr Mauricio Pochettino into the mix too!
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