It was a light-hearted comment made in jest, but if history is anything to go by, the 46-year-old will need some form of magic on his side ahead of Brentford's play-off semi-final second leg against Swansea.
Slaven Bilic hailed West Bromwich Albion's promotion to the Premier League as one of the proudest moments of his career after a 2-2 draw against QPR sent them up on a dramatic final day of the Championship season.
And I think they have what it takes to play in the Premier League, with Swansea or another team, but I prefer them to do it with this club.
Bilic's side will join Championship title winners Leeds in the top-flight next season after a nail-biting Wednesday night at the Hawthorns.
He had struggled since the lockdown but delivered a goal and assist in a 2-2 draw with QPR that was only enough because Brentford - who needed West Brom to drop points - lost at home to Barnsley whose injury-time strike ensured they avoided relegation.
O'Shea and Robinson combined to set up Grady Diangana for a leveller before the break.
Kenyan left back Clarke Oduor was on the pitch for less than five minutes, but his goal in the 91 minute for Barnsley was not only important for his club, but miles away for West Brom who earned promotion back to the English Premier League courtesy of that goal.
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This marked Odour's first goal for Barnsley and opened his professional account after featuring 11 times for the Championship outfit in the 2019-2020 season.
Meanwhile, at the bottom, Aiden McGeady and Josh Cullen's Charlton are headed for League One after a thrashing at the hands of champions Leeds.
The other play-off semi-final will see Fulham face fifth placed Cardiff, who eased to a 3-0 win over bottom of the table Hull.
The Swans triumphed 4-1 at Reading to move into sixth position on goals scored above Forest who lost by the same score at home to Stoke City.
Wigan's hopes now rest with their appeal against the points deduction which is due to take place on July 31.
Troubled Wigan are relegated following the end-of-season deduction of 12 points for going into administration earlier this month. James Collins registered his 14th of the season to help Luton complete a great escape by prevailing 3-2 over Blackburn.