Andy Robinson today insisted he had no fears about his return to Test rugby and nothing to prove to anybody as he prepared for his first match in charge of Scotland.
Robinson will be at the helm of a national team tomorrow for the first time since quitting as England head coach three years ago.
The 45-year-old has had plenty of time to prepare himself for Scotland’s opening autumn international against Fiji since his appointment in June - and he is determined to enjoy every minute of it.
Asked if he had any trepidation, he simply answered: “No.”
Neither did he feel he had anything to prove at the highest level, despite his miserable reign as England boss, which saw him win only nine of his 22 Tests.
“I’m not here to prove anything to anybody,” he said. “Our focus has got to be on how we perform.
"I’m not in the middle, I’ll not be entering the arena to play and, with that, I will have no influence on what points we score and how we score them. It’s down to the decision-making of the players and they’re ready for it."
Yet the attention will inevitably be on Robinson tomorrow as the man responsible for reviving Scotland’s ailing fortunes.
“You just deal with it,” he said of being in the spotlight. “I’m here to lead the team as head coach and I’ll lead the team as head coach.”