Most men are used to having a woman in charge of them. What's rather more unusual is when that happens in the workplace as well as at home.
In the world of football that is almost unheard of, unless you happen to work for Norwich City.
For six years at Carrow Road Nigel Worthington had to keep on the right side of his wife Sandra at home while keeping another female happy in his role as manager of the Canaries.
Lifelong fan and well known TV cook Delia Smith has been at the helm of the Championship club for some time and Worthington gave her one of the best moments of her life when he guided the club to the Premiership in 2004.
So how did he manage to keep two women happy when many men struggle to do that with one?
"Delia was as good as gold in the time I was manager of the club," said Worthington.
"She left the football side up to myself, she was very supportive in anything I wanted to do and was always there with the other directors.
"She is a lady who loves her football and actually prefers to sit in amongst the supporters rather than in the directors box.
"She can tell you a few things about the game if you sit down with her. She knows her football and has been a massive supporter for a long, long time and you can have a very good football discussion with her.
"The only thing I got from her was support all the way through and to this day we have a great relationship, we still meet up for meals and so on which I think is a great way to be after you've worked with someone.
"She does the cooking sometimes too!"
Clearly there is no need to use Delia's vinegar, salt and pepper pots to explain the off-side law to her.
Although well known for her culinary skills long before taking a prominent role in moving Norwich City forward, Delia Smith will be remembered by football fans for one thing.
With the Canaries desperate for points at the foot of the Premiership towards the end of the 2004-05 campaign she grabbed the announcers microphone at half-time during a game against Manchester City to rally the fans.
It didn't quite pay off as Robbie Fowler claimed the Premiership goal record to leave the Canaries struggling, but for the next few days it was Delia's 'Let's be havin' you' blast that made the headlines rather than Liverpool legend Fowler.
"I didn't know anything about that until after the game," said Worthington.
"It was only afterwards that the press officer came to me and said 'did you hear about Delia?'
"I said no and he told me she'd been on the pitch at half-time with the mic rallying the fans.
"Initially she got quite a bit of stick about the situation, but thereafter, after a week she turned the whole situation into her favour.
"All of a sudden people had this 'let's be havin' you' on their phones and the fans loved her for it.
"She's just a very passionate lady, she loves her football, she loves her club in Norwich City and all she wants is the best for them."
A year later, however, the club were relegated and shortly after failing to return the club to the top flight at the first time of asking he was sacked after the fans who had cheered the team to promotion turned on the manager.
"That's part and parcel of football and that will never change," said Worthington.
"It's part of the job, you can do so well for, for instance Sir Alex Ferguson for 20 years, and then have a bad year and some people; the short-sighted, narrow-minded people will remember the last season.
"I had six-and-a-half great years at Norwich. Made a lot of good friends, finished well up the league most seasons, we got to the Play-off final, then got promotion, had a super season in the Premiership and were relegated by a point having spent the least amount of money in the division."
Now with more time on his hands he can concentrate on keeping the most important woman in his life happy, with family time now important to the father of three.
"I had six months off after leaving Norwich which was deliberate," he said.
"I think after 27 years I was entitled to a little bit of catch-up time with my family and it was something that as a family we enjoyed - doing what we wanted to do when we wanted to do it. "We did things that normal families do. We went away on holidays, went ten pin bowling, lunches, played football with the boys. All things that normal families do that, when you are in football, sometimes time doesn't always allow."