David Moyes will look to trump his former team when Sunderland host Everton in the Premier League on Monday night.
After another weekend of fascinating matches in the Premier League, Sunderland and Everton will close out the fourth matchday of the new season, with Moyes the cynosure.
Moyes spent 11 years in Merseyside as the manager of Everton, taking them from a struggling club to one who always punched above their weight. That success led to his high-profile, and eventually unsuccessful, move to Manchester United, but the Scot will always hold Everton in high regard and sees similarities in his new club.
"I see something similar here to what I found at Everton," Moyes said. "They were also a team that was just about surviving in the Premier League, but I don't want to come in every day and keep banging on about Everton.
"I'm only using it to because I can look in the mirror and say if we follow that, then we'll not be far away [from a consistent Premier League side]. I can get a team set up right and we can get a result and I have to do that here, but I also I think as a Sunderland supporter, they are thinking we'd like to see something that might be for the future.
"I think we'd like to get a plan in place, we'd like to get a bit of identity. I think they want to see something that suggests this is the start of the journey."
The journey so far hasn't been the greatest, with Sunderland yet to a win a game so far this season. Having barely survived relegation last time out, the last thing the club's supporters will want is another battle to avoid the drop. So, a win over Everton will be more than welcome.
While Sunderland have drawn one and lost two so far, Everton, with their own new manager in Ronald Koeman, have had an unbeaten start to the season, winning two and drawing the other. While this match might be played at Sunderland's home ground, Everton will start the game as the favourites.
"It's all about winning," said Koeman. "If we improve our performances in different aspects of our football, then we will have a good chance to win the game. We know every Premier League game is a difficult one.
"Sunderland have also signed some new players and their team will be different than it was two weeks ago. They are a strong team at home and we need to be prepared for that."
Where to Watch Live
The Premier League match is scheduled for an 8 p.m. BST (12.30 a.m. IST) start. Live Streaming and TV information is below.
India: TV: Star Sports 1 and Star Sports select HD1. Live Streaming: Hotstar.
UK: Sky Sports 1. Live streaming: Watch Sky Sports.
USA: TV: NBCSN. Live Streaming: NBC live.
Australia: TV: Optus Sport. Live Streaming: Optus Online.
Canada: TV: TSN. Live Streaming: TSN TV.