It seems one of Australian sport's worst merri-go-round rides to coach any one of the privately owned A-League franchises.
Whether charismatic like Adelaide's resigned John Kosmina, quick-talking like Perth's dumped Ian Ferguson or even a reputed national team coach as in Wellington's Ricki Herbert, none of them seem safe.
Herbert ws the latest to hit the exit door on Tuesday when he quit as Phoenix coach after a disastrous season sitting at the bottom of a 10-team ladder.
He has accepted the position of technical football advisor to the board, with assistant coach Chris Greenacre to take over as coach for the remainder of the season.
Herbert was appointed coach by owner Terry Serepisos when the Phoenix were formed in 2007, and his 154 games in charge make him the league's longest-serving coach.
However, their slide to last place in his sixth season in charge had taken its toll.
"The results this year have not been what anyone would have wanted and I felt that it was time for someone else to take a fresh look at things at the club," Herbert said in a statement.
"The coaching staff and players have all put in a huge effort this year but we haven't got the results we wanted."
"I've had a long and very successful tenure at the club and will always be proud of what I have achieved."
Yet, he still moved on.
It's a hot seat in Australia's premier world game football league.
Herbert, the A-league's longest-serving coach, ended his six-year stint with Phoenix to join Sydney FC's Ian Crook and Kosmina as the third A-League coach to resign this summer.
Brisbane's Rado Vidosic and Ferguson were sacking casualties.
AAP has put together a litany of A-League coach, comings-and-goings over the past decade.
John Kosmina - Sep 2003-Feb 2007
Aurelio Vidmar - Feb 2007-Jun 2010
Rini Coolen - Jul 2010-Dec 2011
John Kosmina - Dec 2011-Jan 2013
Michael Valkanis (interim) - Jan 2013
Miron Bleiberg - Mar 2005-Nov 2006
Frank Farina - Nov 2006-Oct 2009
Ange Postecoglou - Oct 2009-Apr 2012
Rado Vidosic - Apr 2009-Dec 2012
Mike Mulvey - Dec 2012
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS
Lawrie McKinna - 2005-Jun 2010
Graham Arnold - Jun 2010
John van 't Schip - Oct 2009-April 2012
John Aloisi - May 2012
Ernie Merrick - Dec 2004-Mar 2011
Mehmet Durakovic - Mar 2011-Jan 2012
Jim Magilton - Jan 2012-Apr 2012
Ange Postecoglou - Jan 2012
Richard Money - Jan 2005-Dec 2005
Nick Theodorakopoulos - Jan 2006-Oct 2006
Gary van Egmond - Oct 2006-Jan 2009
Branko Culina - Jan 2009-Oct 2011
Gary van Egmond - Oct 2011
Steve McMahon - Jan 2005-Dec 2005
Ron Smith - July 2006-Nov 2007
David Mitchell - Dec 2007-Oct 2010
Ian Ferguson - Oct 2010-Feb 2013
Alistair Edwards (interim) - Feb 2013
Pierre Littbarski - Feb 2005-Jun 2006
Terry Butcher - Jul 2006-Feb 2007
Branko Culina - Apr 2007-Oct 2007
John Kosmina - Oct 2007-Mar 2009
Vitezslav Lavicka - Feb 2009-May 2012
Ian Crook - May 2012-Nov 2012
Frank Farina - Nov 2012
Ricki Herbert - 2007-Feb 2013
Chris Greenacre (interim) - Feb 2013
WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS
Tony Popovic - May 2012