Manchester United manager David Moyes has underlined the core aspects of his managerial philosophy that will never change.
Moyes has come to the end of his first pre-season campaign as United boss but before Monday night's encounter with Kitchee FC, he spoke to Press Association Sport.
And, whilst a journey that has taken him from humble beginnings at Preston to his present status in charge of the Premier League champions has clearly exposed himself to better players, he feels some values remain the same.
"There are still core values," he said.
"There are still standards you want, which are basic at any level of football; discipline, punctuality, level of intensity in a training session.
"Those things do not change."
Observing Moyes on the training pitch is to see a man at ease with his work.
Maybe that is to be expected in a man whose attention to detail is such he used to drive south on his days off whilst still a player at Dunfermline to watch matches to broaden his knowledge of the game.
"I always think it is important to watch and learn and try to get better and improve," he said.
"I am no different now.