Gus Poyet wishes his former Chelsea teammate Tore Andre Flo every success at Sunderland after a miserable spell at Rangers - from Monday!
The Norwegian striker scored 50 goals in his three seasons at Chelsea and netted most of those after coming off the bench. He headed to Scotland in search of a regular starting place and scored 29 goals in 44 league appearances before falling out of favour and accepting the challenge on a new start on Wearside.
Gus is great friends with Flo and feels that, once settled, he will show his full worth to the Sunderland faithful.
"Nice fella, nice player, very good person," said Gus of Flo. "I know his family very well and I hope he is going to enjoy it there more than he enjoyed it at Rangers - from Monday!
"I would like to see him play well anyway because I know he likes to play football.
"He's taller than me and he's very good at running with the ball at his feet and scoring goals."
Flo has scored four goals in eight games since arriving at the Stadium of Light and Gus suggests that while getting games under his belt is a factor in succeeding at a new club, the system of play has got to be compatable with the player.
"It is important to play. It is not only about your own form, it is about playing with a team with a system that suits you.
"Your family also needs to be happy - everything is important for a football player. I hope he is going to be alright."
Gus has a bit of 'history' against Sunderland and scored a memorable goal against them for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the opening game of their first season back in the Premiership three seasons ago.
"I scored on the first day of the season against Sunderland and, on another famous day, when we lost 4-2.
"Tough game, difficult game, I know they might be motivated because they won against Arsenal, but we have to go there with mentality to do well, be stronger than normal and play, play a little bit more."