Molde head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that "everything he knows" about managing players was taught to him by Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
The Norway legend, who spent 11 years playing under the illustrious Scot at Old Trafford, will guide the Eliteserien outfit against Hibernian in Europa League qualifying on Thursday.
Solskjaer also confirmed that he remains in touch with the 76-year-old, who is recovering after having emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage in May.
"Sir Alex taught me how not to become complacent and always keep the standards up," Solskjaer told BBC Sport. "Everything I know about managing top footballers I learned from him.
"Earlier this summer he texted me and apologised for not replying earlier, which is typical of him. He always has time for everyone and I might text him tonight about the game."
Hibs travel to face Solskjaer's side in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier on Thursday with the tie poised at 0-0.