Owen Coyle has been presented as the new manager of MLS side Houston Dynamo and has promised that he will prove foreign coaches can succeed in America.
The 48-year-old had been out of work since leaving Wigan last December, but he has signed a three-year contract and hopes to make his mark.
"Regardless of what competition you are in, if you can coach, you can coach," Coyle told the media.
"If I am here to prove a point, I will prove a point."
The highlight of Coyle's career so far was his time at Burnley between 2007 and 2010 when he guided the unfashionable outfit up to the Premier League before moving to Bolton then Wigan.
Coyle insisted that he has been learning about MLS football in preparation for his new role.
"I don't know everything about the league, but I know a lot of the teams and the players," he said.
"I brought my teams to the US for pre-season for five or six seasons."
Houston finished eighth in the Eastern Conference last season, winning 11 games, losing 17 and drawing six. Coyle will hope that he can improve on that record.