The concept of a paying driver isn't new to Formula One and it most likely won't depart the series any time soon as it represents a way for teams to gain cash investment to their operations. A team, first and foremost, is a business.
Alex McLeish's departure from Nottingham Forest was not a surprise. Not just because there are question marks over the motives and mindset of the club's owners but also because something didn't seem right in a football context either.
Alex McLeish's exit after just 40 days in charge is only the latest twist in an increasingly-worrying soap opera at Nottingham Forest. As we approach the next game against Bristol City this weekend, the burning question is who would accept the job rather than who the owners will choose.