Speaking to TV Yorkshire, Leeds United boss Steve Evans has described Rotherham United supporters as "wonderful people" as he gears up for a return to the New York Stadium tomorrow.
He spent three years with the South Yorkshire outfit, and led them to promotion from League One in 2014.
Despite his affinity for his former club, though, Evans is unequivocal that he plans to leave the city with three points as the Whites look to bounce back.
"I still, when I'm back in South Yorkshire, get treated with respect by everyone there," he told TV Yorkshire.
"I'll arrive as the very proud manager of Leeds United, and I want to leave on the team coach with three points, but I will show my recognition to them [Rotherham fans] because they are wonderful people."
Evans joined Leeds a month later, replacing Uwe Rosler at Elland Road and things have been mixed since he succeeded the German.
As it stands, Evans's side sit 13th in the Championship table, but with a 10-point gap from the bottom three, he looks on course to achieve what owner Massimo Cellino brought him in to do this season.
A heavy 4-1 defeat by Huddersfield Town last time out ended a three-game winning streak for Leeds, and the Scottish boss will hope to bounce back at the home of his former club on Saturday.