WHEN it comes to the famous managerial merry-go-round, Millwall must be dizzier than any other club.
The South Londoners, who are being linked with Town boss Peter Jackson, had no less than five different men at the helm last season.
And Nigel Spackman, the former Barnsley and Sheffield United chief, lasted just 10 League I games of this campaign before being given his marching orders.
Mind you, he did better than Steve Claridge.
Appointed the close-season before last, he was gone before the Championship campaign had even begun.
Colin Lee, David Tuttle, Alan McLeary and Tony Burns followed, but none could stop the Lions being relegated to League I.
Spackman was seen as the man to lead an immediate return to the second echelon for a club who reached the Championship play-offs in 2002 and the FA Cup final two years after.
But things didn't work out that way, and he went after five straight defeats.
"Naturally I am very disappointed that results have not gone for us so far this season," he said.
"In my short time at The Den, I very much enjoyed my association with Millwall and I wish the club all the best."
Lions chairman Stewart Till said: "This has been a very difficult decision for both parties.
"Unfortunately things have not worked out as either he or we anticipated in the first 10 games of the season."
The Lions were second from bottom when they parted company with their boss, and were only kept off the foot because Rotherham began the season on minus 10 points as a punishment for going into administration.
Under caretaker boss Willie Donachie, they have drawn one and won their last two.
And while they are still third-bottom, many observers believe the ex-Manchester City and Scotland player has put himself in pole position to take the job permanently.
As well as Jackson, men linked with the post include ex-Leeds chief and Town player and coach Kevin Blackwell, Mark McGhee, Nigel Worthington, Lennie Lawrence and Joe Kinnear.