Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has questioned the wisdom of Manchester United hiring Ralf Rangnick to the end of the season.
If it goes wrong for Rangnick, the Anfield great wonders whether the next person to enter the Old Trafford hotseat will want to be 'associated' with someone who has failed.
"Ralf Rangnick has been appointed as interim manager until the end of the season," Dalglish wrote in the Sunday Post. "But what happens after that?
"If Ralf is a success, would it really be wise to let him leave the head coach's role in the summer to become a football consultant at the club for the next two years?
"This appears to be the scenario the Old Trafford hierarchy have planned, and it's widely accepted that Ralf will stand down at the end of the season.
"From the outside, it looks like they already have a good idea of who the next permanent head coach is going to be.