Craig Levein has admitted that his role as Scotland national team manager was indeed a frustrating one.
The 48-year old was relieved of his duties in November after a poor beginning to Scotland's 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign and even though he would not take any of his involvement back, he did admit that coaching at international level did test the patience.
"I found the international scene quite difficult - if something went wrong, you had to wait a long period before you could do something about it," he said.
"I found that incredibly frustrating. And then of course you get to the next game and you are missing five players who played the previous game.
"I'm methodical with the way I work, I like to have the players on a weekly basis, play the game, do the analysis and prepare for the game on a Saturday, and it becomes a routine.
"I could never really get into a routine I was comfortable with.
"On saying that, I wouldn't swap any of it, even the kicking I got towards the end.
"It's all character-building and I was hugely proud to be national team manager."