Garry Monk will be sacked before the end of the week, that much seems increasingly clear. The Swansea boss started the season being linked with the England job after turning himself from the most caretaker of caretaker managers into Swansea's next miracle worker.
Things went incredibly well for Monk last season but this time around it's been a much different proposition. Things started brightly and there was thoughts of a push for Europe but the goals dried up for Gomis and Ayew and the Welsh side have been in free-fall.
The writing has been on the wall for Monk for the past few weeks and it appears that the 3-0 defeat to Leicester may have been the final straw. It's being widely reported that Monk may be relieved of his duties on Wednesday when chairman Huw Jenkins returns from London where he's collecting an OBE.
It's thought that Monk will be in line for in the region of £3 million in compensation and what that is agreed Swansea will be ready to appoint a successor. As for who that will be, there's only one man on everyone's list. A Liberty Stadium return for Brendan Rodgers is being widely tipped in the English press and it would certainly seem to make sense.
Rodgers is still held in high regard in Swansea and the personnel in place at the Liberty is good enough for Rodgers to push Swansea away from the relegation zone and towards the European places that would constitute a move forward from the solid mid-table base that the Northern Irish man built in his last spell with the club.
Although it is being reported that Swansea want him back, the Guardian are suggesting that things may not be quite so clear on Rodgers' end of things. While a short-term return until the end of the season is not being ruled out, it seems the inclination from the Rodgers camp is that he would prefer a move abroad as his next step on the managerial ladder.
In an ideal world, that would be a good move for Rodgers. However, there's not a whole lot of clubs to match his ambition on the continent that would be interested in having the former Liverpool boss as their manager. Swansea may be a 'been there, done that' kind of job for him but he could certainly do a lot worse than to return to a club that he knows well and attempt to turn things around for them.