Just one day into the new football season and we already have our first managerial casualty as Huddersfield Town have parted company with Mark Robins following an opening day 4-0 drubbing from Bournemouth.
One of the more recent sackings following an opening day defeat was in 2009 when Norwich City decided that Brian Gunn's time was up after a shocking 7-0 loss to Colchester United. The Canaries decided Colchester boss Paul Lambert was the man they wanted in charge, and two successive promotions followed.
Promotion probably isn't a realistic aim for Huddersfield this season but nevertheless a 4-0 defeat at home is never acceptable. However there seems to be a lot more going on behind the scenes that has led to the former Rotherham United, Barnsley and Coventry City manager leaving the club.
Reports suggest that there has been a disagreement with regards recruitment and the immediate plans for the club. Adam Clayton is close to a move to Middlesbrough but the board have already allowed Robins to bring in a replacement in Conor Coady from Liverpool who would have cost a considerable amount of money.
It must be remembered that Huddersfield's form in the second half of last season was very poor and that will have had a major effect on the board's decision. Although given the fact they have allowed him the whole of pre-season to try and develop the squad it is strange to look for a change after just one game.
His appointment in February 2013 was a rather strange one given that he had just been at Coventry City for less than six months before they convinced him to make the step up. He did have a great impact at Coventry but his previous job at Barnsley was one where he struggled in the Championship.
The Terriers have a squad capable of pushing for a top-half finish but could easily find themselves in another relegation fight if it takes a while to find a new manager and get things back on track.
Are Huddersfield right to allow Robins to leave after just one game of the new season?