It’s early days in the Tony Pulis era at Sheffield Wednesday.
But there is little time to waste for the experienced manager as the games begin to come thick and fast in the lead up to Christmas.
The Owls head to Swansea on Wednesday evening, where Pulis has praised his opposite number Steve Cooper for the job he has done and identity built at the Liberty Stadium.
And as Pulis makes the first steps into putting his own stamp on the Owls and taking the club in a new direction, the Wednesday boss says football clubs must have identities.
“I think an identity for a football club is very important.
“You look at Swansea, and the manager, and they’ve put an identity together. I think he’s done an exceptional job.
And while Pulis sets out to work on moulding a squad and style in his image, the Owls manager says improvements must be made in all areas following defeat at Preston in his first game in charge.
Wednesday were up against it on Saturday at Deepdale following an early red for Josh Windass, though Pulis did see positives from his side in dealing with the numerical disadvantage.
“There are some tasty games coming up,” he continued. “We showed some good things but there are things we need to improve, no question.
“There are some real tough games coming up. We’ve got Swansea, my old club Stoke, and we go on. Really tough games ahead.”