Barry Robson is convinced that Craig Levein is the right man to help take Scotland forward.
The former Dundee United boss succeeded George Burley at the national helm in December 2009, having enjoyed a productive career in club management.
His competitive bow arrived this week as the Euro 2012 qualifiers got underway, and he guided Scotland to four points from their opening two games.
The Scots did suffer a scare in their home date with Liechtenstein on Tuesday, but came through late on to snatch a 2-1 win.
Critics have already started to question whether things have improved under Levein's guidance, with his tactical nous placed under the microscope.
However, Levein has been backed to be a success by Middlesbrough midfielder Robson, who worked under him at Tannadice.
"When he walks into the room, he has presence," he said.
"He knows what he is talking about, he is good on the game. The boys are responding well to him.
"And you need to remember where we were before he took over. The confidence was low. He is trying to build confidence back into the team. Rome wasn't built in a day. We are looking a lot more solid, a lot stronger unit.
"We have got four points by not playing particularly well and that can only be a good sign because when we do start playing a lot better, I think we can pick up even more points.
"We weren't at our best, everyone knows that but it just shows the belief in the squad. We kept at it, kept fighting and scored with the last head of the ball."
Robson was frustrated to be left out of the starting XI by Levein for the midweek encounter with Liechtenstein, but insists he will accept whatever role is asked of him.
"I was disappointed, I thought I would have played," the former Celtic player said.
"But there were big players who didn't play in Lithuania and I did. I understand it's a squad game.
"I was frustrated I never played but I waited for my chance and tried to help the boys as much as I could.
"We have big players and everyone mucks in. There is no disharmony in the camp that way. You can see that when people are not playing, they can come on and change the game and win games for us."