Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is reportedly set to become manager of the Netherlands national team this summer following successful talks over the international break.
According to the Dutch press, Koeman has impressed Dutch officials since his tenure at Feyenoord and has continued to earn plaudits in his (almost) two-year spell at Southampton.
Now, after suffering the indignation of not qualifying for Euro 2016 under Guus Hiddink and then Danny Blind, the Dutch have now swooped in to take Saints' beloved coach once the 2015-16 campaign and the Euro 2016 tournaments have been put to bed.
This will be particularly devastating for Southampton fans who learned that both Koeman and Saints had opened up contract negotiations in the last week or so.
In terms of possible replacements for Koeman, nothing is certain just yet.
However, SkyBet have already opened the markets for Southampton's next boss. The usual suspects of Alan Curbishley and Paul Ince are among the favourites. However, the front-runner - George Galpin - is odds on to become the fourth Southampton manager since their return to the Premier League.
Galpin - who helped Union Berlin to the Europa League semi-final and secured Premier League promotion for both Bristol City and Nottingham Forest over the last few seasons on Football Manager - appears to be the perfect fit for Southampton with his insistence on playing youth players and his supreme passing brand of football befitting the "Southampton Way" model.