When Liverpool and Arsenal supporters engage in a little blue-sky thinking over who might replace their current managers, in-vogue names such as Jurgen Klopp trip off the tongue.
There’s other sexy candidates out there too, with Rudi Garcia crafting a formidable profile at Roma or highly-thought-of former Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel currently out of work.
However, it’s unlikely the name Anthony Richard Pulis has passed too many lips.
Mention of the none-more-unfashionable former Crystal Palace manager will get supporters of both clubs frothing at the mouth with superiority, due to his supposedly-backwards tactical tenets.
Yet his track record suggests his talents and proclivities are exactly what both require to become genuine title challengers.
Neither Liverpool nor Arsenal are lacking in terms of quality players, yet both are underachieving due to a lack of collective understanding and naivety when it comes to game management.
A weighty 50/1 to be the next permanent boss at either side, Pulis is renowned for producing sides that achieve far and above what they should given the quality of players at his disposal.
Would Arsene Wenger or Brendan Rodgers really have been able to keep Palace up last term, or consolidate Stoke City as a Premier League club?
The baseball cap aficionado is far from the footballing Neanderthal that his detractors would paint him as, more a pragmatist using the tactics which best reduce the quality gap between his side and the opposition.
Pulis’ season at Selhurst Park saw the Eagles playing Jose Mourinho football on an Ian Holloway budget.
His 4-3-3, founded on a impressively-fostered mutual understanding of each player’s roles was both extremely tough to break down and capable of scoring goals with help from pacey, skilful and hardworking wingers.
The rearguard impregnability that allowed the Eagles to boast the division’s seventh-best defence (47 goals-against) despite conceding 21 times in the 12 games before his arrival would dramatically improve either Liverpool or Arsenal’s title chances.
As of now need for his services may be most pressing at Anfield, where incumbent manager Brendan Rodgers has hurtled in from 20/1 to 9/2 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post after exiting the Champions League at the group stage.
The bwin boys in black and gold are one of the few firms offering next permanent manager odds on the Anfield hot seat with a concerted gamble on Zenit St Petersburg boss Andre Villas-Boas (2/1 from 33/1) seemingly behind the Northern Irishman’s shrinking sack race odds.