Bent, who has joined the club on loan from Birmingham, is confident of the managers abilities and is also hoping that his short-term deal with Boro can be made into a permanent switch.
"He (Strachan) knows what he's talking about, instils confidence and has a presence," said the experienced striker.
"You want to work hard and achieve something with him.
"He's got plenty of time to put things right, and he will."
Bent added: "I would love my deal to become permanent in January and get myself and Boro back in the Premier League."