History is beginning to repeat itself for Jos Luhukay.
The Dutchman was sacked as manager of Sheffield Wednesday 11-and-a-half months ago, after a run of one win in ten matches.
And following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Hannover, Luhukay’s St Pauli side are now eight without victory.
Much like Wednesday last season, St Pauli had started the campaign brightly.
But only goal difference now separates the German second tier side and the division’s relegation places.
Just as their Owls equivalents were this time last year, St Pauli fans are turning on Luhukay and jeered his team – from which the on-loan Sheffield Wednesday wing-back, Matt Penney, was absent – as it left the Millerntor-Stadion pitch last time out.
But according to Bild, a change of coach is out of the question and Luhukay has a job guarantee, with those above him said to value the 56-year-old’s work and be convinced of the path they have taken.
One of them, the St Pauli sporting director Andreas Bornemann, told the German newspaper:
The situation is very precarious. Everything slips together in the table. This makes it a good idea not to underestimate the situation.
We should not panic. But we should set ourselves with the necessary concentration, the necessary focus and commitment of this situation.”
How long such patience will last remains to be seen, however.