These two club have both, already, sacked their managers this season, but, in both incidences, it’s had the desired affect.
Dundee United were hammered 9-0, yes nine, by Celtic last season, meaning they’d lost five on the bouncing, conceding 24 goals in these outings.
As a result, Jack Ross was sacked after just seven matches in charge of the Tangerines.
Then, under interim boss Liam Fox, the Arabs beat Livingston 2-1 in the League Cup on Wednesday night.
Steven Fletcher and Ian Harkes on target at the Tony Macaroni Arena; they’ll now travel to Kilmarnock in the quarter-finals.
Back in the Premiership, Dundee United are rock bottom of the table with just one point to their name.
Will their interim manager bounce continue in North Lanarkshire?
This is a phenomenon that’s also been enjoyed by Motherwell, who sacked Graham Alexander before the start of the Premiership season, following their Europa Conference League hammering by Sligo Rovers.
Stevie Hammell then won three of his first four matches at the helm, thereby doing enough to earn the job on a full time basis.
The Steelmen looked set for another victory last weekend, taking the lead through Kevin van Veen, but lost 2-1 at Kilmarnock.
Nevertheless, they responded by hammering Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the League Cup second round in mid-week.
Dutch striker van Veen bagging a hat-trick, including two penalties; they’ll now host holders Celtic in the last eight.
So, both are full of confidence, but will there be a winner at Fir Park?