The Barclays Premier League is of course nothing new to the 33-year-old who spent three seasons on the staff at Chelsea between 2004 and 2010, and his knowledge gained then is already informing his planning.
"There is no running away from what is the culture of English football," he told Chelsea TV.
"You have to respect that this game is a frenetic game, a game that generates a lot of passion and a game that runs at extreme speeds. It is different from La Liga for example and from the Portuguese League where you tend to look at things in a different way, more calmly, and you choose different decisions.
"The English game runs faster and it has always been like that in the Premier League. You are in possession of the ball and then the opposition is in possession of the ball and things change very quickly. You have to respect this culture because it is part of the game.
"We just want to introduce our philosophy and mould it into what is the culture of English football and English players. Gradually we will see where we can ride."