He's only been in the state for a matter of days, but new Devonport Strikers coach Suraj Pillai already has a firm view of how the reigning NPL Tasmania champions should look under his watch.
Pillai, who arrived in Devonport on the weekend, is a believer that "culture is just as important as strategy" when it comes to on-field success.
" 'Culture eats strategy for breakfast' is the saying I go by, but strategy is more important than philosophy, as I don't want to be a philosopher saying 'this is how I like to do things' and this is the players that I want, and for anybody who doesn't fit here, it's goodbye,'' he said.
"That's not me, as whatever we do have, we will build a strategy around that, making sure that culture comes first and foremost."
It is a job he is not keen to rush, saying he will be at Valley Road for a minimum of two years to ensure he can "do it properly" at the Strikers.
Pillai arrives at Valley Road from Manly, where he coached at Manly Vale in the Manly Warringah Football Association and won promotion this season into that competition's premier league.
He holds an AFC B Licence and has completed the first component of his A Licence having been in the coaching game for the past eight years.
He is originally from India, where he tasted success at the Salsette FC where he won promotion from the third division of the Mumbai Football League to the Super Division in the space of three years.