As the axe falls on Everton's Roberto Martinez, here are the stats which illustrate just how bad it got for his side this season.
The Spaniard saw his team crumble to a 3-0 defeat at previously relegation-threatened Sunderland on Wednesday night and that result has prompted Everton's board to act ahead of Sunday's finale with Norwich.
"It's been a poor season for Everton, you can't dress it up," said Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher after their loss at the Stadium of Light.
Here are the stats which tell a sorry story of Everton under Martinez this season…
Everton have won just one of their last 10 games (D3 L6) - their last victory was a 2-1 defeat of Bournemouth at home on April 30. In fact, they've won just five of their last 24, drawing nine and losing the other 10.
Everton have won 10 games this season - only the Premier League's bottom four clubs have won fewer.
Seven of Everton's last eight wins came against sides currently in the bottom six. The only exception was a 3-0 victory at Stoke on February 6.
Everton lost 4-0 at Liverpool on April 20 - the club's joint-worst Merseyside derby defeat since November 1982. They also lost 4-0 to Liverpool in Martinez's first season in charge, 2013/14.
Last season, Everton won 47 points. That was the club's lowest points total since they managed 39 when finishing 17th in 2003/04. They are currently on 44 with one game to play.
After losing 3-0 at Sunderland, Everton have conceded three goals in back-to-back Premier League away games for the first time since November 2009.
Everton have conceded 55 Premier League goals this season - their most since letting in 57 in 2003/04.
Only Arsenal (25) have made more errors leading to shots than Everton this season (22).
Everton have recorded one clean sheet in their last 12 games.
Everton have scored 56 goals this season, more than any other team in the bottom half - but they've failed to net in five of their last nine games.
There have been 11 matches this season in which Everton have failed to score.
Everton have hit the woodwork 18 times this season - only Arsenal (20) and West Ham (19) have done so more often.
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Everton have dropped 18 points from winning positions this season - only Tottenham (20) and Liverpool (19) have dropped more. Everton dropped 19 points from winning positions last season - the most in the Premier League.
Everton have won just one of 16 games this season when they've conceded first (D4 L11) - their 3-2 comeback win at West Brom.
Everton have won 24 points away from home this season compared to 20 points at home
Everton will set new club record for fewest home Premier League points in a season regardless of their result with Norwich at Goodison Park on Sunday. Their previous lowest total was 25 in 1996/97).
Everton's points total at Goodison Park this season will also be the lowest in the club's history, if all seasons featured three points for a win.