How many times will Chris Greenacre be called upon to rescue the Phoenix from the mire?
Rescue may be overstating it a little - it's more like a resuscitation so the patient can then be put on life support.
Greenacre, who scored 17 goals in an 84-match career at the Phoenix, is back at the helm for the third time in an interim role - this time coming in to prop up the side in the wake of Darije Kalezić's departure.
Sitting dead last and with just four wins from 21 games the prognosis wasn't good.
Things were always going to end this way - the Swiss-born Kalezić has a history of coming and going from clubs quickly.
Appointed in June last year the bigger suprise might be that he lasted nine months in the job.
Take a look at some of his past jobs.
In June 2011 he was appointed new head coach of Belgian Pro League club Zulte Waregem - before being sacked six months later.
Come January 2013, he was named manager of English club Stockport County but lasted just three months before leaving the club via mutual consent.
He enjoyed a longer stint as manager of Dutch club Jong PSV, the reserve side of PSV Eindhoven, which he joined post-Stockpor and lasted two seasons.
In June 2015, Kalezić was then appointed manager of newly promoted Roda JC on a two-year contract but only lasted until May the following year, sacked after making critical comments about the club's technical director.
He then moved to Saudi Arabia to manage Saudi club Al-Taawoun but lasted just five games before being sacked. On the back of that, he was signed by the Phoenix.
So his departure and the manner of it can hardly come as a surprise to anyone.
And now back to Greenacre.
He first took over when Ricki Herbert departed from the Phoenix in 2013.
Three years later he was back in the role following Ernie Merrick's resignation and spent 19 games at the helm during the 2016-17 season, notching up six wins, six draws and seven losses.
He now steps into the breach again but is unlikely to get the job on a permanent basis as he doesn't yet hold the necessary coaching qualifications for the top job fulltime.
The former Adelaide United coach Aurelio Vidmar is being talked about as the leading candidate to replace Kalezić, having apparently already met with club officials.
With a host of players off-contract come the end of the season, time is of the essence for the Phoenix to breathe some new life into the club.