Liam O'Brien is excited about the challenge he and Pat Fenlon have taken on at Hibernian after feeling they had achieved everything they could in the Republic of Ireland.
O'Brien, who worked with Fenlon at Bohemians, has been confirmed as first-team coach at Easter Road, with Billy Brown retaining his post as assistant under the new manager.
O'Brien told Hibernian TV: "I'm very excited because we all like new challenges in life. For us, we've done more or less what we could have done in Ireland; we won a few leagues and a few cups. It's nice to have a fresh challenge and hopefully we'll do okay over here."
The former Newcastle and Republic of Ireland midfielder added: "I think we work well together and we bounce things off each other.
"We don't always see eye to eye on everything, we disagree on things, but that's probably why we get on so well."
Fenlon and O'Brien left Bohemians a year after seeing their budget slashed amid financial problems at the Dublin club.
But O'Brien was proud of their achievements in leading an inexperienced squad to fifth place in the Airtricity League last season and gave an insight into what is expected of the Hibernian players.
"The players that we brought in were a lot younger but they worked very hard for each other, on and off the park," he said.
"We got them well organised and they gave everything they could in every game they played.
"We were probably a bit unlucky not to win something last year. I thought we did well with the squad we had."