The Billy Gilmour soap opera hit the heights of irony this window, as the former Chelsea midfielder signed for Brighton to end his Stamford Bridge nightmare.
Only for the manager he chose, Graham Potter, to then leave Albion… to join Chelsea.
From what we understand, Chelsea boss Todd Boehly told the former Rangers kid to stay, because a big change was coming, but it appears he didn’t tell him what it was.
Manager Thomas Tuchel cast Gilmour aside, of course, and simply had no interest in him despite Chelsea’s falling fortunes, but refused to actually tell the lad he wasn’t in his plans.
He omitted him from their preseason tour along with three others he wasn’t interested in, and spun waffle to the press about lacking space.
So Gilmour gave up, and signed permanently for Graham Potter.
Only to lose Potter inside a week as the now-former Brighton boss took Tuchel’s place.
It really was quite a comical state of dominos falling, that if Gilmour had listened to Boehly, the former Rangers man may still have been at Chelsea with a fresh slate under new manager Graham Potter.
But no, he now faces an uncertain future where he has no idea who the next boss will be, or if that manager will be interested in him.
Should have just come home to Rangers eh?