Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince admits he is already eyeing his return to West Ham in the early weeks of next season.
"The trip to Upton Park was the one that stood out to me for some reason, I can't think why!
"But we've got Everton and Hull before then and it will be an exciting time for me at the start of the season.
"Not long ago I was looking at the fixtures and thinking about Darlington and Rochdale - no disrespect to them.
Ince admits he can still fly off the handle but claims he has calmed down considerably since his playing days came to an end.
He said: "I'll lose my rag if I have to but I am a bit more mellow these days than I was as a player."