Half of your first choice defence and an influential midfielder are missing through suspension and injury. Many of the key players at the club no longer appear committed to the cause. The fans are in turmoil. Oh, and your next fixture is against reigning champions Milan who appear to have hit top scoring form. Welcome to Fiorentina, Delio Rossi.
I don’t have access to the former Lazio and Palermo boss’s email inbox but, if I did, I imagine it might look a bit like this.