Brian McDermott expects to meet the man who tried to sack him on Tuesday as Leeds head to Brighton.
Italian Massimo Cellino is awaiting Football League approval to complete his takeover of the Yorkshire club, but has already introduced himself to McDermott.
He sacked the 52-year-old last month before giving him his job back, and is due to be at the Amex on Tuesday night to meet him and plot a way forward.
"From what I can gather he's coming to the game against Brighton. Then hopefully we'll sit down and have a conversation, have a meal together," McDermott said.
"We've had one meeting already a couple of weeks ago but for me now this is important. The only thing that concerns me is trying to be Leeds United manager for as long as I can, and for us to be successful."
Cellino has agreed a 75 per cent purchase of Leeds, with League approval all he is waiting on. A rival consortium, Together Leeds, remain in the wings in case of any last-minute problems.
Higher up the table, Sean Dyche believes Burnley are reaping the rewards of their togetherness as they continue their pursuit of automatic promotion.
The Clarets beat Millwall 3-1 on Saturday to go back second, but could kick-off Tuesday's meeting with Bolton in third if QPR beat Derby on Monday night.
Regardless of that, though, Dyche's men are right where they want to be and he is putting it all down to their mentality.
"This club is rich in history and the group, staff and the overall collective mentality is about winning," he said.
"I have made it clear to the group that we are just that. I only try to lead them and I am really pleased."
Bolton remain in the lower reaches of the division and need the points against their local rivals to keep the drop zone at bay.
"We've shown that we have got goals in us. We just need to make sure that instead of performing for patches of the game, that we're right at it for the full 95 minutes," said Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman.
Huddersfield were impressive 1-0 winners over Wigan on Saturday and have another tough home encounter with Nottingham Forest.
Billy Davies' men are in the top six and Town boss Mark Robins knows to expect a tough game.
"He (Davies) has a wealth of options all over the pitch, but from our perspective it is about what we can do to them," he told his club's official website.
"We are looking forward to the test and want to pick three more points up. The win against Wigan was a real tonic for everyone and Tuesday night is a good opportunity to pit our wits against one of the best teams in the league."
Wigan head to Sheffield Wednesday for a game which was abandoned in December because of the weather, while Watford meet Birmingham in a mid-table battle.
The day's other game sees bottom of the table Yeovil take on fellow strugglers Millwall.