David Moyes was the manager of EVERTON for 11 years, but it's taken no time whatsoever for him to tarnish his reputation at the club.
Supporters who used to worship him for his work at Goodison Park are now furious at his conduct since leaving for Manchester United.
It has been no secret that Moyes would like to take Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini to old Trafford, but this week he crossed a line when he appeared to publicly encourage them to make the move.
Moyes said that he sympathised for his successor Robeto Marinez, but when he was the EVERTON manager, "he always felt the right thing to do was to do what was right for the players."
That will be news to Joleon Lescott, who was denied a move to Manchester City in 2009 and wasn't released until he'd been forced to play on the opening day of the season and had done so with minimal effort.
The episode hasn't brought an awful lot of joy to United supporters either. They were hoping for a rather more glamorous array of signings than a couple of EVERTON players.
They've seen Manchester City signing some of europe's top players, they've seen Tottenham sign a mixture of upand- coming talent and established quality from both the continent and south America.