Late on Wednesday night, the club parted company with Garry Thompson two games into the new season.
It hasn’t been the start he wanted following back-to-back 5-0 defeats to Curzon Ashton and Guiseley.
But fans haven’t been kept waiting and a new management team are now in place.
Former Kettering Town manager Marcus Law takes the job - and he has been joined by ex-Ilkeston boss Lee Fowler, who delivered the Midland Football Premier Division championship a few months previous.
Fowler left the role weeks ago and both arrive on the back of excellent seasons.
Law, pictured, will meet the Poppies later in the National League North campaign after taking them to Southern League Central title glory in April.
Avenue owner Gareth Roberts said: “Marcus is regarded as having steadied the footballing affairs at Kettering after years of financial turmoil whilst building the club back up through the Non-League pyramid.
“He has a good record of developing players playing winning football.
“After the news about Garry and a game against Kidderminster this weekend we felt we had to act quickly so that we can plan whilst still having time to make changes to the squad.”