Eric Black insists that all the players are firmly behind Steve Bruce's bid to save Wigan from the drop.
Assistant manager Black followed Bruce to the JJB Stadium from Birmingham, and the duo had an immediate impact as Wigan held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw on Saturday to halt their recent eight-game losing streak.
Not everybody has been supportive of the new regime though, as midfielder Paul Scharner questioned the long-ball strategy implemented by Bruce in his first game in charge.
The manager hit back by insisting that he intends to have the team playing football, and that he was disappointed by the Austrian's comments.
Unsurprisingly, Black has been quick to dispel any rumours of unrest, and is confident that in time the players will learn to appreciate that Bruce is the ideal candidate to help them retain their top flight status.
"He is honest and straightforward, and I'm sure the players will quickly realise that too," said Black.
"He knows what he wants from them, and from what I've seen so far they are keen to give, with the ambition we all have to stay in the Premier League.
"We are all striving for that, and we will leave no stone unturned in trying to achieve that."
Black had been widely tipped to take over at St Andrews following Bruce's departure, but he decided that rekindling their partnership at Wigan was the best career option.
"There were various things spoken about (with Birmingham)," he said.
"But on the Monday after the game with Portsmouth I decided I wanted to join Steve. I felt at the time that was my best option.
"It's not that I didn't fancy the job with City, I just made a decision based on all the positives and the negatives, and decided my future lay with Wigan.
"This is now a new challenge, one I'm really excited about and although I've only been here a few days, it's been great and I've really enjoyed it.
"In terms of response we have had from the players, staff and everybody around the club, it couldn't have possibly been better.
"I'm thankful for that, and hopefully we can deliver a winning team."