Dieter Hecking returns to his former club tomorrow hoping to extend a new club record with his current employers and upset his family in the process.
The Nurnberg coach was in charge of Hannover between 2006 and 2009 and his family home is still close to the Lower Saxony capital, but he is happy enough if he has the door shut in his face tomorrow night as he has a job to do for the Bavarians.
Indeed, Hecking has had much more joy away from his own four walls recently with Nurnberg having won their last four games away from home - a new club record.
``It is great that we have such a streak, but there is no guarantee that we will keep it,'' he said.
``Nevertheless, we want to win in Hannover.''
That will be a challenge in itself, even if Hannover were beaten 3-1 by Hoffenheim at the weekend.
``They did not have their best game against Hoffenheim, but they play good football,'' continued Hecking at a press conference.
``They have a good, settled team and the club is developing remarkably well, and they are going to be playing for a place in Europe next season.''
A look at Hannover's home form validates those comments. The Reds have not lost at the Niedersachsenstadion since April 2011, excluding their UEFA Europa League quarter-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in April of this year.
That run of nearly 18 months unbeaten at home have contributed to the most successful period in the club's history.
Their most recent success has come from the boot of Szabolcz Huszti, who was creator or scorer of seven goals in a row before being suspended for the Hoffenheim game.
However, he is available again tomorrow night, as too could be Leon Andreasen, who missed out at the weekend with a thigh strain.
Mame Diouf is also back in the squad after five months out injured, giving Slomka another option for his attack.