Jeremy Peace, the West Bromwich Albion chairman, might consider that his club's success in avoiding relegation from the Premiership could be summed up in two words: "Bryan" and "Robson".
Alternatively, he might use his experiences to write a book, which he could entitle, The Premiership and How to Survive it.
Whatever, yesterday was a good day to be Jeremy Peace.
The sun was shining, The Hawthorns was looking immaculate, and his face was glowing like a slab of burning coal. There are advantages to finishing in seventeenth position.
If Peace was in the mood to be self-indulgent, he would have claimed vindication for his decision to appoint Robson as manager last November, but this was not a day for looking back. Albion's future was just beginning.
Between now and August 31, Robson will sign the five players necessary to ensure that Albion can consolidate their position in the Premiership and, perhaps, even mount a serious challenge for a European position.
Do not laugh: Everton went from 17th at the end of the 2003-04 season to fourth at the end of 2004-05, and Albion have the advantage of a manager whose reputation alone is enough to attract world-class players.
Robson was back at his desk today, preparing for what is sure to be the most important season in Albion's history. He owes Peace just as Peace owes him.
It is almost forgotten that ten of Albion's 34 points were gained during the latter stages of the Gary Megson era.
"Gary Megson took a decision in October that he did not want to renew his contract at the end of the season," Peace said. "So we took two weeks to make sure that we appointed the right man. That man was Bryan Robson.
"We saw it as a move that was mutually convenient. He welcomed the chance to manage the club, just as we welcomed the opportunity to work with him.
"We knew it would be tough at first. We knew that Bryan would have to sift through a lot of players before he found the right balance. And now that we have avoided relegation, yes, we to feel vindicated."
Peace and Robson get on well and appreciate that each other has a specific role to play. The chairman will not interfere in team matters, so he is reluctant to talk about players.
When asked if the decision to sign Jason Koumas has turned out to be a bad investment, Peace said: "It may turn out to be a good investment." Which, of course, means that Albion expect to sell the player, now on the transfer list, at a profit.
As far as next season goes, there will be new players but the squad will remain at around 24 players throughout the season.
"I have already sat down with the manager and had a chat," Peace said. "Once things quieten down and we get back to business, we will start to focus on transfer targets.
"Hopefully, the opportunities to buy good quality players will be presented earlier this summer than they were last year when we were at the back of the queue because we were a newly promoted club.
"Over the past few months, we have gone through the process of weeding out several players and reducing the squad number to 22. There will be more comings and goings in the summer but we will hopefully end up with a squad of around 24 senior players.
"We have said up to five will be recruited, so people can draw their own conclusions as to the numbers that will go out, and Jason Koumas is already on the transfer list."
Much of the activity will take place between now and the end of August when the the transfer window ends the each manager must make do with his squad, at least until January.
"The summer window is the window where you have to do your major strengthening," Peace said. "You cannot rely on January because by that stage the season is well set and the quality of player we would want might not be available.
"When everyone is on zero points before the start of the season is when you want to be recruiting. We will endeavour to get the squad ready early but that is set against the backdrop of the pecking order among Premier League clubs and agents holding out to try and get the best possible deal.
"Agents have actually said to me players will want to come here and play for Bryan and that is a big plus for us.
"If you have got that you are halfway there because it is not purely about finances but wanting to play regular first-team football and playing in a system with which players feel comfortable.
"The quality of football and the style of play here now is a marked improvement on what we saw at the start of the season."
That was as close as Peace came to criticising Megson. He does not have to go down that road. All the chairman has to do is remind the world of how he played a part in reviving the career of Bryan Robson.
The rest, it seems, is up to the manager himself.