West Brom coach Ben Garner admits he has big ambitions in the game.
The 37-year-old, a former youth team player at Crystal Palace, has designs on one day becoming a manager.
"I'd like to go on and take a team myself and Tony's aware of that - he's been a big help in that respect," Garner told the Birmingham Mail.
“I had a really good conversation with him in pre-season which was helpful.
“So for me it's now a case of doing a good job here, helping the team and keep learning every day.
“If I get presented with an opportunity to become a head coach or managing myself then I'll look at that on its own merit and decide what to do really.
“Until it arises I'll carry on what I'm doing here to the best of my ability."