Sheffield Wednesday have bottled it in the play-offs for the second season in a row.
Both The Owls and Huddersfield boasted charismatic coaches on the touchline on Wednesday but in the end it was David Wagner doing his customary victory dance alongside it. Carlos Carvalhal has transformed Wednesday into promotion hopefuls in both of his seasons at the helm, improving their league position each year.
Ultimately, the outcome has been the same – play-off heartache. So, what does this mean for their cult manager? Are the board patient enough patience to give him one more season?
There may be lessons to be learned from Brighton, who, despite failing in the playoffs no less than three times in four years, stuck with Chris Hughton and are now looking forward to a their first ever crack at the Premier League. Perhaps, however, even if the board want him to stay, Carvalhal will feel he has taken the club as far as he can.
A single Championship season is a long, grueling process and a fresh challenge may prove more tempting than having to pick up a deflated squad to do it all again…