Will Greenwood has given Andy Robinson the full backing of England's players as he bids to follow in the footsteps of Sir Clive Woodward.
Robinson will make a presentation to the Rugby Football Union on Thursday in the hope of becoming England head coach - the position vacated by Woodward in dramatic circumstances early last month.
Greenwood - who has targeted a place in England's midfield for next month's Autumn internationals against Canada, Australia and South Africa - is in little doubt Robinson is the best man for the job.
"Andy is a fantastic coach - full stop. He's been head coach in the England set-up for a long time while Clive has been the manager and all-seeing eye," said the Harlequins centre.
"Andy is a man who likes to operate on the trade floor. He's in there with the forwards getting involved and getting his hands dirty. He's a real rugby man's coach.
"He's got a very difficult act to follow in Clive but he has already been bringing his own ideas and tactics in. Only time will tell if they work but all the players who have worked with Andy give him their absolute support."
Not even a year has passed since Jonny Wilkinson booted England to World Cup glory in Sydney but there have already been a sea of changes and more are sure to follow in the necessary rebuilding process.
Woodward has gone, as have inspirational figures such as Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Neil Back.
Harlequins' difficulties on the pitch and his own injury problems have made it difficult for Greenwood to shine this season and Robinson could opt for a centre partnership of Charlie Hodgson and Mike Tindall.
But the 31-year-old former Leicester back - who missed the summer tour to New Zealand and Australia - is determined to reclaim his England place and has no plans to call time on his international career.
"I've still got my boots and I still enjoy the training. I still have a competitive edge and as long as that happens I will continue to play," he said.
"Some people want to call it a day on their terms but that's not the way I see it. I still have a desire to run out at Twickenham and play for England. If I'm good enough I'll look forward to it, if not I've had a pretty good run.
"I'll be trying my very best but if I don't get selected I'll shake the guy by the hand who wins the number 13 jersey and I'll go back and play for Harlequins."