That Chris Hughton would not be out of a job for long, or at the very least want for interest, was one of the certainties uttered following his sacking by Brighton.
After four-and-a-half years in charge, Brighton felt it was time for a charge. A run of three wins in 23 which ended with the club finishing one place outside the relegation spots was the nail for Hughton.
Already though, there is interest in his services. The Guardian reports today that following their defeat to Aston Villa in Tuesday evening's playoff semi-final, West Brom are eyeing up the former Ireland international as the permanent successor to Darren Moore. Moore was sacked in March with Jimmy Shan taking over in a caretaker capacity.
It's said that West Brom plan to meet with Hughton next week to discuss the possibility of him becoming boss. His record of two promotions with Brighton and Newcastle, along with keeping the former in the Premier League for two seasons, make him an attractive option.
It's said that former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic is also a candidate for the job.