So often a new coach arrives talking about goals for the season ahead or a multiple-year plan for success.
That's not the approach Doug Sandry is taking as the new head coach at the Dubbo Rhinos.
"It's just about winning the next game of rugby," Sandry said.
"That's why I'm doing it."
Sandry is well aware of the challenge in front of him and it's one of the major reasons he's keeping things so simple.
The Rhinos' first grade side has failed to win a match in the past two New Holland Agriculture Cup seasons.
There was one forfeit received this year but the most recent win scored on the field was in May of 2018.
Sandry has a long association with the Rhinos and assisted last year before stepping up to take the job for the 2021 season.
"I hate losing and I hate seeing the Rhinos lose," he said.
"The opportunity was there for me to put my hand up so I took it.
"It's going to be a big challenge, no doubt, and it's something I've wanted to do for awhile but haven't had the opportunity because I've been coaching juniors or rep teams."
Darren Taylor led the Rhinos for the majority of last season and is one of numerous people to have the head coach's role in recent times.
The club is hoping for some stability with Sandry, who has long been involved in rugby in the region and has coached numerous junior sides at a representative level.
And while there's already a bit of a buzz around the club, there has been one major setback for the Rhinos.
Captain Matt Neill, one of the hardest-working and most committed players at the club in recent times, is in doubt to take place in the side again next season due to a neck injury.
"He's devastated and the club's devastated to lose him because he's a terrific leader but it just means there's an opportunity for someone else to step up," Sandry said.
Neill has been a regular for the Rhinos in recent times and played a big part in the progress the club made last year.
There might not have been a lot of joy on the field but Sandry could see the work being done.
Attitude and discipline has been a real focus for the club and improvement was made in those aspects but now that work must turn into results.
"You could feel the change and see the players have had enough of losing," Sandry said.
"I just want to win and I want to see the club successful again.
"We've worked to change the culture and the way we play, everything really."
In terms of what his side produces on the field, Sandry has already spoken to the players about what he wants.
The Rhinos had the first of four fitness-based pre-season sessions in the lead-up to Christmas last week and with close to 40 players in attendance the new head coach liked what he saw.
"I think our game plan hasn't suited our style of play," Sandry said.
"To be honest, we were the smallest side in the comp this year but we were still trying to play sides at the breakdown.
"We'll look to modify things and stretch out the attack and there's a couple of things we'll look to implement around fitness levels and work at the breakdown because we gave away too much ball last season."
The Rhinos are working to attract new players, the new coach stating forwards with rugby experience would be ideal, and anyone interested can attend sessions at the Riverbank Ovals on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.