Swansea City look set to be entering another managerial search, with Francesco Guidolin rumoured to be on the way out of the Liberty Stadium.
The 60-year-old Italian boss is rumoured to be high on his national side’s shortlist as they seek to replace Antonio Conte.
Conte will leave his role at the end of Euro 2016 and Guidolin is seen as a solid replacement given the work he did in Serie A with Udinese.
That would leave the Welsh club managerless heading in to next season and rumours are already swirling about who could come in.
Brendan Rodgers is the main name being linked with a move to the Swans, reuniting with the club where he spent two years in the dugout.
From 2010 to 2012, Rodgers transformed the team from one that twice missed out on making the Championship play-offs to a mid-table Premier League outfit.
Swansea haven’t finished below 12th in the top-flight since and the good work done by Rodgers has clearly had long-term benefits.
The popular cliche is that you should never go back, but Premier League history shows that this could in fact work out.
Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013 after a six year absence and brought the winning feeling back to Stamford Bridge.
The Special One won the Premier League and the Capital One Cup during his second spell at the Blues before the infamously short-term manager was sacked this term.
Similarly, Rodgers’ predecessor at Liverpool was someone who made a heroic return, with Kenny Dalglish taking charge in 2011.
The Reds’ league form left a lot to be desired, but they did win the League Cup and make it to the FA Cup final under Dalglish and the Swans would surely welcome this kind of success under a returning Rodgers.