After stepping out of supercoach Ange Postecoglou's shadow, Rado Vidosic wants to stamp his own style on the A-League with the Brisbane Roar.
Like Anthony Griffin who replaced Brisbane Broncos legend Wayne Bennett, inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame on Thursday night, Vidosic knows he'll have to live with comparisons, at least until he proves himself.
Postecoglou has the runs on the board with back-to-back A-League titles with Brisbane.
He is now rebuilding Melbourne Victory in much the same way he did with the Roar in 2009.
His spray at former players Besart Berisha and Thomas Broich over comments he labelled as "distasteful and disrespectful" have added to a clash that was already spicy enough following Postecoglou's decision to leave the club.
Postecoglou knows how to play mind games. Good coaches do.
But Vidosic though wasn't buying into it on match eve.
"I won't comment on what someone said," was Vidosic's response to the whole affair.
"Ange is gone and now I get a chance to stamp my authority on the team."
Key defender Erik Paartalu said with Postecoglou coaching another team the clash would be a little "special".
"Ange is down there now coaching another team but we've all moved on, that's the way football works," said the aggressive defender.
"He's with another team now and we've got a new coach.
"I'm not interested in making comparisons between the two coaches, I have great respect for both men and I'm just focusing on Saturday night's game, which should be a cracking contest."
Paartalu tipped Postecoglou would get a mixed reception from emotional Roar fans.
"Any player or coach who leaves a team, and obviously he was a successful one, is going to get a lot of people applaud him and a lot of people who will probably boo him - but maybe they're the ones who've had a few too many beers."
Postecoglou returns with a side weakened by representative duty but he will have them primed and believing they can cause an upset.
Veteran striker Archie Thompson and Mark Milligan are away on Socceroos duty while winger Marco Rojas is with New Zealand.
Danny Allsopp comes into the starting side, with youngster Theo Markelis likely to make his starting debut for the Victory.
Postecoglou says Brisbane, who dropped their opening game to Perth last weekend, have made some "slight changes" since his departure.
"The basic elements of the game are the same, and I think they'll be a top side again challenging for the title again," he said.
"As a club, we're really trying to build our own style, our own structure, and that'll continue this week."
Meanwhile, Paartalu said the midfield battle between Broich and former Johnny Warren medallist Marcos Flores would be worth the price of a ticket with both players having a touch of class.