If Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish thought last week's plaudits were lavish, even the down to earth Scot must be blushing at the latest outpouring.
In his first match in charge of Blues McLeish imbued his men with sufficient belief to put their wretched recent record behind them and bounce back from 2-1 down to claim the most dramatic of wins at Tottenham.
They were helped in no small part by the profligacy of their hosts and the second-half sending-off of Robbie Keane but given what has happened over the last fortnight, the fact Birmingham ended Sunday evening 12th in the Premier League is almost as spectacular Sebastian Larsson's late winning goal.
Certainly club chairman David Gold, who last week likened McLeish to Sir Alex Ferguson, was impressed with the new man's impact and not just because it resulted in three points.
For Gold it was the manner of victory that stood out most. "He did fantastically and I'm thrilled by the result. To go to Tottenham and beat them 3-2 is just remarkable," Gold said. "Not many teams will do that, and I'm so pleased for the management team. They've managed to make a real positive start and the entire backroom staff, Alex, Andy [Watson] and Roy [Aitken], have been superb already."
Gold's comments echo observations made by Birmingham's first goal-scorer Gary McSheffrey who after the match paid credit to McLeish for the thorough way in which he prepared Blues.
However, no one could have imagined that having pulled themselves back into proceedings with an excellent strike from Cameron Jerome, they would spend the next half hour striving for the most unlikely of wins.
Off came McSheffrey and Daniel De Ridder and on went top scorer Olivier Kapo and striker Mikael Forssell and although Spurs continued to threaten it was Birmingham who got on top and might have stolen the result before Larsson struck in injury time.
"'I was quite shocked to see him go 4-4-2 when the game was at 2-2. To be honest, when we got the equaliser to make it 2-2 I'm thinking: ''Right, I'm settling for this,'' Gold confessed. "But he went with two up front and, suddenly, instead of this nervous and fearful policy when you are scrapping for points at the bottom of the table, the team were transformed.
"To see a manager with such confidence in his people was refreshing. Maybe it's because he's new to the league, he doesn't fear anything. I wish I knew what it was because, if I could bottle that kind of courage and fearless thinking, I would sell it and make a real fortune. It's charisma, skill and ability.
"We're all managers up in the stand, we believe we know the answers, but what Alex did was to use the players and their skills to perfection. He played the management game with great skill and dexterity."
But, for Gold at least, McLeish's early success could come with a hitch. Having impressed the chairman so much in just 90 minutes, the former Scotland and Rangers manager is now in a strong position to request money to spend in the transfer window.
Although Maik Taylor played well against Tottenham and pulled off some vital saves, the evidence so far this season is that Blues need a top quality goalkeeper.
They also need depth at centre half and a driving force in midfield and Gold knows such acquisitions don't come cheap. He expects McLeish's phone call any day.
"I'm prepared for the conversation about reinforcements. It's inevitable, isn't it? That's what managers do.
"On every manager's tombstone should be written: ''Just two more players, chairman, and everything will be fine'," Gold quipped. "It goes with the territory and no doubt we'll be sitting down and discussing plans for January.
"What is great is that we have another handful of games before the window, and we don't have to buy straight away. He's probably got six or seven games, plus all the training sessions, and he can judge where the weaknesses are."
McLeish has already said he would like to bring in new players and hinted that some of them were involved with him in Scotland's brave Euro 2008 qualification campaign.
He has also stressed he wants to agree an extension to Johan Djourou's loan arrangement with Arsenal beyond the end of the month.