Nigel Worthington has been fortunate to experience a lot of highs in his relatively brief managerial career.
A play-off final in front of a sold out Millennium Stadium to gain promotion to the Promised Land of the Premier League would be good enough for some, but the Northern Ireland boss is 90 nervous minutes away from the pinnacle of his career.
That's all that stands between the former Northern Ireland skipper and leading his country to their first major tournament in over 20 years and their first ever European Championships.
Northern Ireland are currently in third place in Group F but thanks to a superior head-to-head record against Sweden, Euro 2008 is still very much on the radar.
But only a win against Spain in Gran Canaria tonight will be good enough.
Do that, and the hopes of a nation lie in the hands of Latvia who need to beat Sweden to make the dream become a reality.
Worthington played in the last major tournament our wee country were involved in and now he wants to lead his players to the same platform.
"I played in the Mexico 86 World Cup and as a player that is as good as it gets," said Worthington.
"But to lead Northern Ireland to the European Championships would be something else.
"The players are desperate to succeed and to be still in with a shout going down to the last game is an incredible achievement in itself.
" After the first game people would have laughed at the thought of us qualifying but it is very much a possibility now.
"I've been lucky enough to take a team to a play-off final in Cardiff as well as gain promotion to the Premier League but this would be right up there if not more if we could pull it off."
While Northern Ireland fans will be biting their nails waiting for news from Stockholm, Worthington insists he will not be keeping in touch with the game that could shape Northern Ireland's destiny.
Instead, he wants his players to relax and enjoy what could be the best night in their career.
"I know a lot of people will be looking at the Sweden v Latvia game but I want to focus on what we do," he added.
"The good thing for us is that Sweden are on a downward spiral and Latvia are on an upward move but that might mean nothing in the end.
"We have a job to do against Spain and if we can do that, we'll worry about the other game then.
"It looks like Spain will make a lot of changes for the game but if we beat a fringe team it will not cause me a second though.
" Besides, the players coming in will want to prove a point to their manager but we know what we have to do.
"The players have shown outstanding mental strength to come back when people wrote them off so far and now there is just one more hurdle.
"Our last two games have been great to be involved in.
"No disrespect to Iceland or Latvia but Sweden and Denmark have a big history and Spain are one of the best in the world on their day.
"For us to beat them again in this group would probably be the best we've achieved since 1986.
" The players have done all the hard work, especially when there was a change of manager halfway through the campaign and all the credit has to go to them."
Worthington has refused to talk about his intention after tonight's match when his current six-game deal expires but if he can incredibly lead his country to Euro 2008, a deal will surely be on the table when he returns home.