Stoke goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen says his former manager Peter Reid is the ideal candidate to assist Tony Pulis.
Reid is set to be unveiled as Pulis' number two this week having been released from his post as Thailand national coach.
The 53-year-old watched from the stands on Saturday as Sorensen helped his side to a goalless draw against Birmingham.
Now looking forward to being reunited with his former boss, he says Reid could not be better suited for the job.
"He has always been a great manager and a great motivator, a bit like Tony Pulis," Sorensen told the club's official website.
"I think they will work well together.
"The gaffer is getting an experienced man who has been there both as a player and a manager.
"He's the man who brought me to England, so I owe him a lot."
He added: "The respect for him is certainly there and that is very important. He is a hard worker and also a great person, who is very good at getting the best out of players and making sure things are done right."
Sorensen rubbished rumours Pulis may feel threatened by having such a high profile manager as his number two.
"Tony Pulis is the boss and everyone knows that," he said.
"I'm sure Peter's not afraid of coming up with ideas and letting them be known. Then it's up for the manager to decide what happens.
"I am sure he has a lot of respect for Peter and we will see his ideas in training and in games. He will bring things to the table both tactically and mentally."