Former West Bromwich Albion manager Ron Atkinson is a big fan of what Robert di Matteo is doing at the Hawthorns.
Big Ron enjoyed a successful first stint at the Hawthorns from January 1978 to June 1981 before going to Old Trafford as United boss.
The club finished third under him in 1978-79, including a famous 5-3 victory at Manchester United, as the likes Brendon Batson, Laurie Cunningham and Cyrille Regis excelled.
"The club are really doing great," said Atkinson, in rude health after a holiday in Tenerife.
"It is good to watch the team at the moment - some fans have said it is like the good old days! I have been very impressed with the team.
"Di Matteo has got the lads playing as a team and the club have made some decent signings.
"They have benefited by surprising a few teams I think.
"But they have deserved their results and now look like they can establish themselves in the Premier League, which would be great to see."