Harry Redknapp has told Tottenham they will have to spend in the summer if they want to maintain their success in the Premier League and Europe - inadvertently hinting that his long-term plans are at White Hart Lane.
Redknapp is strongly linked to the vacant England manager's job and he will enjoy the Wembley dug-out on Sunday when his side face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
But if his plans about strengthening his Spurs side in the summer to compete with the top sides in the country are true, then his visit to the home of The FA will be a fleeting one and not the permanent switch fans fear.
"There isn't a lot between us and Chelsea except the fact that they have the trophies to prove it," Redknapp said.
"They've have been there and done it but we need to do it. Tottenham has won just two trophies since the FA cup in 1991 so it's about time we won another trophy and it's a great chance for us.
"We are not far away but you have to keep improving, next year if we want Champions League football we need to improve again in the summer and that's obvious.
"If you want to be a top-four side and you want to win championships then you have to raise the bar because that's the only way to do it.
"It's not about rebuilding, it's about adding a little bit of quality like everyone will. Arsenal will and so will Liverpool Newcastle and Manchester City who have already had unbelievable money to spend. Alex will bring in one or two to Manchester United that will be of the highest quality and that's what we need to do."
When pressed about whether he would definitely be the man to oversee the augmentations to a Spurs side already filled with internationals, Redknapp cautiously replied: "I'm still here today but who knows where you are going to be tomorrow."