So Gary Monk has plenty of time for Christmas shopping. Sacked by Swansea City he must now wait for another manager to be fired before getting another chance.
Monk is a good man and a good manager. Swansea sacked him with a heavy heart but the results matter more. No Premier League club owner wants to be relegated this season of all seasons. A massive TV financial bonus awaits the clubs still in the top flight come the end of the season.
Monk will be back after a break. Whether Swansea stay up or not only time will tell.