In a cruel twist of fate the Tinkerman was cut loose by the Foxes last week in a move that Gary Lineker described as "inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad." We concur.
Things got even sadder when it was reported that the Leicester City player's may have influenced the sacking of Ranieri, unhappy with his training regimes and tactics.
Well the last laugh is most definitely on them as apparently the players are keen to get their former boss Nigel Pearson back. Let that sink in for a moment.
Leicester's Thai owners quizzed senior players on how they felt about having him back in the dugout, according to The Sun, who reported that he is still a "popular figure" in the dressing room
Keeper Kasper Schmeichel has dismissed the claims as "ridiculous", saying that the players don't have enough influence at the club to make such a big decision.
Despite previously saving Leicester from relegation, you probably remember him as the man who called a reporter an "ostrich" and wrestled on the sideline with a Crystal Palace player before being sacked.
This would mark his third stint at the club having managed between 2008 and 2010, and 2011 to 2015. Third time lucky?