Steve Harper learnt a lot from the enigmatic Czech.
Newcastle United have recently had something of a goalkeeping crisis at the club. Tim Krul's long term injury and Karl Darlow's own fitness worries had them scrambling for a bit but they are currently looking back to something near full-strength in the keeper department.
In the past however Newcastle have had some excellent goalkeeping options - one of which paid homage to another this morning on Twitter.
Steve Harper was with Newcastle from 1993 until 2013, a 20-year spell in which he was largely used as a substitute stopper.
During his time at the club he worked with the likes of Krul, Fraser Forster and Shay Given but perhaps the most mercurial of all was Czech goalie Pavel Srnicek.
He was with the club for seven years in the '90s and even returned briefly in the 2006-07 season.
Now 47 and Sparta Prague's goalkeeping coach he has released his autobiography recently - which saw Harper pay homage to his former colleague.
Whilst Newcastle have plenty of options in the form of Rob Elliott, Darlow and Freddie Woodman right now you can bet they would love to have either of these two safe hands at the club.