This Saturday, Paul Tisdale will come up against a man who used to occupy a seat in his dugout at Stadium MK.
That man is Gary Waddock, who is currently in caretaker stewardship of Southend United following the departure of Kevin Bond earlier this month.
Waddock was MK Dons’ Head of Coaching during the 2013/14 season, working alongside Karl Robinson before joining Oxford United as Head Coach in March 2014.
He is also a familiar face to Tisdale, having faced the Dons boss both as a player and a manager.
“I've crossed paths with Gary many times,” Tisdale recalled in his pre-match press conference ahead of Saturday’s clash with Southend United.
“I remember him playing for Bristol Rovers and Queens Park Rangers. He managed at Aldershot when they won the Conference in the same year were promoted at Exeter via the play-offs.
“I've got a lot of time for Gary. When he gets the chance to put his stamp on a team, his side usually play good football. They've scored a lot of goals recently too, so there is clearly something going on there.”