The new man may come from a land where the sun shines, the ground is hard and rugby is played with a certain basketball quality but John Brain does not expect the arrival of Anthony Eddy to herald a great change in Worcester's on-pitch style.
The Warriors' director of rugby has overseen the club's transition from National One bridesmaids to one of the most physical and aggressive sides in the Premiership. Last season he led the Sixways side to a remarkable ninth place in their first campaign.
Since then Andy Keast has become their former head coach, amid speculation of player dissatisfaction with his management philosophy, and Brain last week replaced him with the 39-year-old Australian who built his reputation with Super 12 outfits ACT Brumbies and Queensland Reds.
While Brain is happy to eulogise about the qualities of a man who was always his number one choice to step into Keast's shoes, anyone suggesting Worcester might become the oval ball equivalent of the Harlem Globetrotters is quickly disabused of the notion.
"I don't think supporters can expect too much change, at least initially," Brain said yesterday.
"We played ten Premiership games in 2005 and won six of them. What we need to do is retain the key elements of our play that enabled us to do that."
Such as a metronomic line-out, fearsome scrum and a formulaic back line that played very much to their forwards' strengths with a tight game plan.
Brain said: "It is important to us that when we play Gloucester on September 4 the supporters actually recognise a team that has taken up where it left off last season."
However, the appointment of Eddy, a man with no experience of working in northern hemisphere rugby, will automatically mean a cross-pollination of ideas between two contrasting sporting cultures. That was one of the big factors behind Brain's choice.
"While the temptation would have been to go for a coach who was well versed in the Premiership and European rugby, we were looking for something a little bit different," Brain said. " Australian organisations tend to have a slightly more scientific way of looking at the game than European teams adopt from the way they deal with the whole training set-up to the way they coach some of the small processes.
"What he will give us is the slightly different perspective of a coach who has come from that background."
Eddy was the coaching director at the Australian Rugby Union's high performance unit for two years before leading the Wallabies' under-21s to the World Cup final in 2002.
After that he worked with the Brumbies and Reds in the Super 12 before being granted a visa to come to England with his family last week.
It is this schooling in the Australian system that has attracted Brain who said: "The Brumbies have probably been one of the most forward-thinking rugby organisations in the last five years.
"And the Australian academy is very methodical and technical in the way they approach things and that is the way their teams play. It will be a case of marrying the best practice from both our traditions." Which, on reflection, don't seem that far apart after all.
Brain also confirmed that while he is on the look-out for an outside centre or winger, and that he is looking at a couple of players every week, he remains content to start the season with the resources he has.
"The person we bring in has to be better than the one we have got," he said. Meanwhile, Brain's counterpart at Coventry, Ian Carvell, says he and director of rugby Graham Robbins have reached an impasse in their attempts to buy the club.
Carvell and Robbins, a former England international, announced ten days ago that they were working on a management buy-out of exisiting chairman, Keith Fairbrother, but they have not been able to put a formal offer on the table.
Carvell said: "At the moment the asking price is far and away in excess of the figure given to us by our independent valuation."
For the time being at least, while Fairbrother is in Spain, they do not envisage that changing.
"We all want it to go through whether it is us who takes over or someone else," Carvell said.
"We hope that when Keith gets back in a couple of weeks we can continue the negotiations and reach an agreement."