Irrespective of Tottenham being dumped out of the Champions League by AC Milan on March 8, the writing was already on the wall in terms of Antonio Conte's long-term future as manager of the club.
The Italian's contract in north London was due to run out at the end of the season, and with a top-four finish in the Premier League far from secure, fans had been growing increasingly tired of Conte's methods.
The Italian managed to hasten his departure by embarking on an extraordinary rant against chairman Daniel Levy and the club's lack of trophies in the modern era after Spurs' 3-3 draw with Southampton on March 18.
Tottenham waited a week before bringing the axe down on Conte, with his assistant Cristian Stellini stepping up to fill his position until the end of the season.
Who will they turn to replace Conte on a permanent basis in the summer? Is any manager capable of changing the defeatist culture that seems to run deep at a club that should really have a place among England's best given the huge resources and world-class infrastructure at its disposal?
There are plenty in the frame to give it a try, and GOAL is on hand to run down their credentials as Spurs open yet another new era...