Sam Allardyce has told SkySports he will not go easy on former club Newcastle United next weekend.
Newcastle could be relegated at the hands of West Ham, if they lose and Hull pull off a surprise win over a Manchester United side with nothing to play for.
The manager says he will treat the match like any other, and has discussed the possibility of relegating the Toon with two former Newcastle players.
He said: "It's been talked about in the dressing room with me, Kevin (Nolan) and Andy (Carroll).
"From our point of view it's about being professional, not about what we do because it's Newcastle and we were there.
"You can't show any sympathy for anybody, because nobody shows any sympathy for you."
Former Newcastle striker Andy Carroll is unavailable to play against Newcastle as he is out injured, but Nolan on the other hand could yet play a part.
He is just one goal shy of his 100th career goal, and achieving that milestone while sending his former side plummeting into the Championship would certainly provide mixed feelings for him.
Both players enjoyed far more success at Newcastle than Sam Allardyce did, who was sacked without even completing a full season.
He is currently under pressure at West Ham and will not want to sign off with a defeat with his own job on the line, and that is ominous for John Carver's freefalling Newcastle.