Gary Neville shocked the footballing community by making the bold plunge into management with Spanish outfit Valencia in December 2015.
However, the tenure proved to be short-lived one, just 120 days, as Neville was sent packing following a rotten run of form.
Neville's pride may have taken a momentary battering, but by no means is this the last we'll see from the 41-year-old in the managerial arena. The former Man Utd and England defender will be determined to bounce back from what has been a tough induction into the chaotic, and ruthless, world of football management.
For sportsmen or women who want to be champions, the mind can be as important, if not more important, than any other part of the body.
I developed a mechanism so that whatever mistakes I made, I would bounce straight back. Whatever was happening off the pitch, I could put it to one side and maintain my form. Call it mental resilience or a strong mind, but that is what we mean when we talk about experience in a football team.
With good coaching, proper motivation and the right club structure with organic growth, you can achieve an awful lot in football.