Manchester City boss Mark Hughes believes it would be a "disaster" if Blackburn Rovers, his former club, got relegated to the Championship. And Hughes, who faces Rovers at Eastlands on Saturday, would be in trouble if they went down.
"I know Blackburn very well from top to bottom and they cannot afford to go out of the Premier League," he said.
"That would be a disaster.
"It has been a difficult season for them. They were an established top 10 club when I was there and this year they have not been able to hit those heights."
"Sam (Allardyce) has come in and got them playing in a way that is helping them at the moment given their situation," said Hughes.
"They are getting points on the board, which is key.
"I still look out for their results. I had four good years there and enjoyed working with the people. They were a big part of the success I had there. It is a good club."