Notts County manager Martin Allen has appealed for a whistling teacher to help him communicate with his players.
He told the club's website: "I am desperately trying to find somebody that can teach me to whistle.
"This may sound like a joke but I can assure you it's not. This is not for my dog, this is for me to whistle from my technical area."
Allen has seen his side take six points from the first three league games of the season.
This is not the first time Allen has been in the headlines for unusual methods.
In 2006 he took an MK Dons training session on a roundabout because the team bus had broken down.