England's football manager Fabio Capello is considering retirement so a younger man can take over the troublesome job.
Two fingers from two players and an unexpected appearance of another in a match he wasn't supposed to be playing in, give the impression that Capello is not the best loved man in the country.
The friendly on Wednesday has become a make or break match for the Italian boss and the jostling for a new manager has already begun.
Our Harry is, as is customary, first in line for the big job. The Rednapp clan has influence in footballing circles and the last person to give Harry two fingers is short of a full hand.
In a telephone call to the beleagured Capello I put to him that his time as England manager might be coming to an end.
'Everything ends one day' he said mysteriously 'in fact every day ends after 24 hours.' I asked Fabio what his cryptic comments meant. 'You sort them out yourself. I have a match to prepare for. Goodbye.'
What a brush off for your intrepid reporter! But what does it mean? One can't help feeling that Fabio is far from happy.
Can the country continue with an unhapy man at the helm? Can the team continue as frustration spreads through the the players? Who is going to retire next?