The challenge of choosing the right manager
This revolution of the managerial merry-go-round has meandered in a melancholy manner. (That's enough of the alliteration - Ed.)
Celtic's attempts at landing their man have been slow burning and sloth-like as a succession of names emerged as front-runner only to fade from view again.
Aberdeen, too, have been snail-like in their approach, but the Dons' business has at least appeared methodical and measured as opposed to the Hoops' tortuous efforts.
Hibs, as expected, did their job like a firm of archetypal accountants. The media were left to breathlessly speculate, grasping wildly for information, while the Easter Road board cannily, shrewdly and privately shooed John Hughes in through the doors.
At least I have the consolation of having suggested they would be criminally negligent if they did not make Yogi their new boss.
Many claim that Tony Mowbray was always the number one choice for Celtic. Only the Parkhead powerbrokers can know for sure whether he was ahead of Mark McGhee, Owen Coyle and Roberto Martinez in the race for the coveted position.
However, it's too easy to be critical of an appointment process that has to deal head on with ego, uncertainty, compensation issues and the testy problem of overcoming allegations of tapping-up a manager currently in employment.
The whole situation is fraught with danger, both for the club seeking to hire and the club hoping to hang on to a manager.
Will the fans fancy the new man? Might he use an employment offer to secure an even better deal at his current club or a more lucrative move to another alerted side?
Will the compensation demanded by a spurned chairman be vindictively high?
And, at the back of every director's mind, the gnawing fear that what looks on paper to be a sure-fire winner may turn out to be the footballing equivalent of a Devon Loch.
Boards of directors can do all the due diligence they like, to use Willie Miller's phrase, but they're still dealing with flesh and blood and human uncertainty. The appointment of any new manager carries a high-risk warning.
For what it's worth, and assuming that Tony Mowbray and Mark McGhee are unveiled at Celtic and Aberdeen respectively, I think all three clubs have made top-notch choices.
Celtic get a man committed to stylish football who will see that a sense of dignity ensues in the club's dealings with the wider world. The Hoops under him could be a real revelation.
Aberdeen get a man who I also reckon would have succeeded at Parkhead but will now do so at Pittodrie instead - and bring pzazz, passion and a sense of excitement to the Granite City into the bargain.
Hibs get Yogi, the Leith-born son of a docker who will marry his authentic working-class values of honesty and integrity to great football and a commitment to youth that will serve the Hibees well.
He is also a man of exceptional fashion taste, having expressed his admiration for my well-polished cherry red Doc Martens on numerous occasions.
So Parkhead, Pittodrie and Easter Road will all march to a different drumbeat next season. At each ground, the beat will be loud, strong and insistent. But, most of all, it'll get the feet tapping.