Roy Hodgson’s immediate resignation after England lost 2-1 to Iceland at Euro 2016 means the FA have to make a big decision in regard to his replacement.
The Three Lions didn’t flourish during the former West Brom man’s time in charge, never winning a tournament knockout game, so whoever comes in will have to oversee a substantial overhaul if the team are to move forward.
Gareth Southgate, Glenn Hoddle and Eddie Howe are being heavily linked with the job, but none of them look like the perfect candidate.
Instead, the FA should look to bring in Louis van Gaal, with the Dutch gaffer priced at 50/1 to get the nod.
His time at Manchester United ended after he finished fifth in the Premier League and his time at Old Trafford is largely viewed as a failure, despite lifting the FA Cup.
However, if you focus on his career as a whole, you can see why the 64-year-old would be a good choice.
Indeed, throughout his career, Van Gaal has won seven league titles across three European countries as well as winning the Champions League with Ajax in 1995.
That triumph with de Godenzonen came through building a squad of young players and harnessing their potential, something that would be beneficial to the Three Lions and the likes of Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Marcus Rashford, who got his chance at Man Utd from the former Barcelona man.
Furthermore, he has recent experience of managing a national side and it was a successful tenure for him.
He took over the Netherlands in 2012 and moulded the side in his own image, ditching the traditional 4-3-3 in favour of a 3-5-2, ignoring doubts from the press, something that is a valuable asset for an England boss to have.
This proved to be a wise decision, with the Oranje going on to make the World Cup semi-finals in 2014.
Being successful on the international stage is never easy, as Hodgson proved, so the fact that Van Gaal has managed this, is familiar with English football and is out of a job means that he should go to the top of the shortlist.