Ole Gunnar Solskjaer travels to Everton this weekend knowing he must stop the rot at Manchester United, having lost back-to-back games and seeing the club sitting as low as 15th in the Premier League.
Reports emerged this week that Solskjaer would be given the boot from the United hotseat after a disappointing start to the season should he lose away to high-flying Everton.
And should he do so, history is not on his side for what happens next.
David Moyes, who took over from Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, was sacked after just 10 months in charge having lost at to Everton, the club he left for the Red Devils, at Goodison Park.
He even famously had a fan dressed up as the Grim Reaper watching him from the front row of the stands.
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His successor Louis van Gaal was sacked after winning the FA Cup in the last game of the season two years later in 2016, but the United board made the decision that he would have to leave two months earlier than that, following the 2-0 defeat away to Liverpool in the Europa League, which is just across Stanley Park from Everton’s Goodison Park.
Jose Mourinho was the next man through the door and although he led the club to the Europa League, the League Cup and a second-placed finish during his two and a half years at the club, he was sacked following yet another defeat on Merseyside.
This time defeat came at Anfield, a 3-1 defeat to the eventual Champions League winners, and Mourinho was sacked shortly afterwards.
Will Solskjaer follow that trend when he makes the dreaded trip to Merseyside?
Reports are swirling that Manchester United have already made contact with former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who made a timely appearance on Sky Sports this week, almost as if to remind the Premier League that he is still around and ready to take another job.
However, according to Sky Sports, the United board will continue to stick with Solskjaer even if the result doesn’t go his way on Saturday night (AEDT) and they still see him as the man to lead the club forward in the future.
Only time will tell if the Merseyside curse continues or not.