YORK City manager Jackie McNamara has been given one game to save his job.
Supporters stepped up calls for the former Scottish international to be sacked after the Minstermen suffered, arguably, the worst result in their 94 year history against Guiseley on Tuesday night.
McNamara's men were hammered 6-1 by the part-timers who are currently bottom of the National League.
One York supporter was even ejected during the game for protesting on the pitch.
All eyes will now turn towards Saturday's away fixture at fellow strugglers Braintree Town after McNamara agreed to tender his resignation should the team fail 'to gain a positive result.'
Rarely has a manager's fate, so openly, rested on the result of one game. Privately, it is often the case - but a club admitting so in public is, indeed, a brave move.
The definition of a 'positive' result is also open to debate. 
A last minute equaliser can sometimes be described as a 'positive'. So too, a battling defeat when a player on the losing team has been sent off.
With that in mind, Saturday's fixture may not necessarily be 'win-or-bust' for McNamara.
York chairman and owner Jason McGill was invited to comment on events today by the Press but preferred to let a statement on the club's website do his talking.
"Following a meeting with the Chairman this morning and, in light of the disappointing performance and result last night, York City manager Jackie McNamara has considered his position going forward," it read.
"It has been decided that, if the team fails to gain a positive result at Braintree Town on Saturday, the York City manager will tender his resignation. The manager will be looking for a passionate and committed reaction from the players after the capitulation at Nethermoor Park on Tuesday evening."
The Minstermen are currently two points clear of the relegation zone and three points better off than Braintree.
McNamara was unable to prevent the club's relegation from the Football League last season and had been set the target of winning promotion this summer.
He has won only eight games since replacing former manager Russ Wilcox at Bootham Crescent eleven months ago and, significantly, the Minstermen have not won a competitive game away from home in 29 attempts.
York took the lead at Guiseley on Tuesday through Matt Fry but then fell apart in spectacular style during a game that was also held up for 37 minutes by a floodlight failure.
The lights have not gone out on McNamara's reign just yet - but the bulbs are definitely flashing.