Incoming Devonport Strikers coach Suraj Pillai says he will not feel any pressure when he arrives in November to take over the side.
The Strikers announced Pillai as the club's new coach on Saturday, replacing Rick Coghlan, who stepped down to return home to Queensland after taking the club to its second straight NPL Tasmania title.
Pillai said the opportunity to take over a side that were champions was exciting for him.
"As a football coach, I am always challenging myself to as many new environments as possible because every new environment helps you learn how to adapt with new external factors," he said.
"It is not really pressure, because there are a lot of teams where you have to step in and create a winning mentality and culture because they were struggling.
"For example, a club that is finishing fourth or fifth, can we get that mentality to be champions?
"It will be different coming over to Devonport because they are champions already, where I will be trying to maintain the bar instead of setting the bar.
"It is going to be a challenge and I am looking forward to it."
Pillai, who grew up in India, most recently took Manly Warringal Football Association club Manly Vale to the competition's premier league through promotion this season.
Pillai said he was going to have a similar approach to building the squad to what he had done in New South Wales.
"Speaking with Rod Andrews (football operations manager) and the plans he had, they were very much aligned with mine.
"He was very big on promoting local players and not being reliant on visa players, that is something I believe in and it similar to how I was doing things at Manly Vale.
"There was a core at that club that had been there since they were juniors and obviously there were a few players that you bring in from elsewhere."
The new coach saw the Strikers play Maitland FC in the NPL Finals to get an understanding of their style of play.
Pillai said his on the field focus would not differ too much from Coghlan.