Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Gary Dicker is confident that highly-rated manager Gus Poyet will remain at the club for next season.
The Uruguayan's stock has continued to rise since taking over the Seagulls in November 2009, leading the club from the bottom end of League One to within touching distance of qualifying for this season's Championship play-offs.
However, the 44-year-old's success has not gone unnoticed, with several clubs, including West Midlands trio Aston Villa, West Brom and Wolves linked with an approach.
Dicker, who recovered from a long-term injury to feature towards the end of this season, says he fully expects Poyet to manage in the Premier League one day, but hopefully with Brighton.
"Managers are just like players in the sense that if they are doing well they are going to get noticed by clubs elsewhere," Dicker told Sky Sports.
"It is good news for us though because it means that we must be doing something right out on the pitch.
"You never know what can happen from one day to the next in football, but I'm sure that if he keeps doing what he has been doing since he came to Brighton that he will be a Premier League manager in no time or at a bigger club in Europe.
"Most people know that opportunities always come for those who are doing well, but he is happy how things are going here and wants to see how far he can take this group of players before he thinks about going anywhere else.
"I'm pretty sure that he will be here next season and then it is up to us to prove that we are a good enough set of players to help him realise his ambitions."
Brighton took the step up to the Championship in their stride this year, falling just nine points off the play-off places, but Dicker is determined to do even better next term.
He added: "The club has received planning permission to raise the capacity up to 30,000 and those tickets would probably be snapped up fairly quickly.
"That speaks volumes about the fans and everything is geared towards being a successful club, so hopefully next year we can prove that."