Seeking to revive her music "career," Britney Spears met with her former manager, Larry Rudolph, last week, according to celebrity news sources.
"Britney wants to get back to work," a friend of the Spears family said. "People close to Britney know that Larry Rudolph is the best person for her - he's the man who can get her back on the right track career-wise."
The two â€" who stopped talking last year after Spears fired his ass and blamed him for forcing her into rehab â€" had a "mostly personal meeting," the source adds.
"They had a normal conversation, and it was very friendly and warm. There was no animosity... Larry just wanted to see her. He is still extremely close to Britney's family and really cares about her and wanted to spend some time with her."
This photo of Britney Spears and then-manager Larry Rudolph was taken in late 2006 - after she filed for divorce from K-Fed, but before she went bonkers.
Larry Rudolph, who is credited for discovering Spears, managed her career for nine years. He was subpoenaed in Spears' custody battle in August 2007.
"I know and understand Britney Spears better than anyone, I know what makes her tick, and I understand everything she's going through," he said. "With that being said, my loyalty will always stay strong with Britney."