Some Sheffield Wednesday fans are hoping to come away from Brentford with more than three points on Saturday.
Wednesday are currently on the lookout for a new manager after parting company with Carlos Carvalhal on Christmas Eve - and Brentford's, it seems, would be a popular choice among the Hillsborough faithful.
Dean Smith captained the Owls during their darkest ever days, although it is perhaps fair to say his career in management has been somewhat more successful.
The 46-year-old has consistently got Brentford punching above their weight at Championship level, as he did beforehand at League One Walsall.
And that, combined with his side's attacking style of play, has attracted admiring glances from a number of Wednesdayites on Twitter (and some Aston Villa fans, too)...
@swfc all these foreign and ageing British managers linked, why not just stick with Bully til end of season then get a promising young English manager; Dean Smith, Paul Hurst, Lee Johnson, Danny Cowley, even Hecky. Let them build something #swfc— Craig Peckett (@JustCraigyp) 29 December 2017
Hopefully Chansiri will be at Brentford on Saturday with an open cheque book for Dean Smith #swfc— Andy Dunn (@andydunn74) 28 December 2017
Think Mr Chansiri has had his spies on Twitter and facebook. The Wally was nailed on. Then he sees the melt down.— Ben (@owlsfan83) 28 December 2017
Well done Mr Chansiri, common sense prevails. Whilst down at Brentford, bring Dean Smith home with you #swfc
Please tell the chairman that the fans don't want Steve mclaren at our club. We want someone like the Brentford manager Dean Smith @swfc— Paul bullen (@pleaty1) 28 December 2017
Dean Smith— Callum.swfc (@callumbarb00) 28 December 2017
Dean Smith for me but you know I’ve been banging that drum for a while now @JustCraigyp— Russ Windle (@russlw1974) 28 December 2017
I’d quite like the Brentford manager Dean Smith! Plays good football and also played for Wednesday so knows about the club!— Andrew Brooke (@TheBrooke00) 29 December 2017
Personally I’d like Dean Smith. I don’t think that’s the path Mr. Chansiri will take though. At least it’s taking your mind off the cricket— MichaelJanuszkiewicz (@yana1867) 26 December 2017
Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen revealed this week that he expects to remain in charge for Monday's visit of Burton Albion and potentially next weekend's FA Cup trip to Carlisle United.
That could, of course, mean a Steel City derby debut for the new man, should an appointment be made within the next two weeks.
Who do you want as Wednesday's next boss?