When thinking about Jon Dahl Tomasson’s first meeting with the media, and even his early days at the club, it’s the first word that comes to mind.

It is also a word that you could associate with successful Rovers managers of the recent past. Sir Kenny Dalglish, Mark Hughes, Graeme Souness to name but a few. They were names in their own right, before taking on the Rovers job.

Tomasson will only hope to held in such company when looking back at his Ewood Park career.

The Dane moved into coaching on the back of a distinguished playing career, winning domestic league titles in two countries, winning over 100 caps, and scoring more than 50 goals, for his country, only of one two men to achieve that feat.

There was genuine intrigue upon his appointment, his media unveiling bringing together local, national and international media, both written and broadcast.

He was all too happy to talk, and said all the right things. Respectful to the work of Tony Mowbray, as was the equally impressive Gregg Broughton, both of the belief that this is a renovation not a rebuild, and they arrive having not been parachuted into a crisis club.

Rovers are on stable footing, and their job is to build on the work of Mowbray, who served the club with dignity and humility.

Mowbray was the right man for the situation he inherited, a steady hand willing to put in the hard yards to get Rovers back on to a stable footing, overachieving in the eyes of Broughton, to put together a team more than capable of competing in the Championship during a time when finances were being cut back.

The hope is the combination of Tomasson and Broughton can bring fresh ideas and impetus to take the club to the next level.

Their appointments come with a level of risk, Tomasson having never managed in England before, but there are no guarantees in football, particularly the Championship.

Managerial appointments are pushing the boundaries, teams casting their net wider in the search for success, and that is what Rovers have done with Tomasson, one met with widespread approval.

One interesting factor will be marrying up Tomasson’s ‘addiction’ to winning with the club’s model which is set to focus heavily on young, homegrown players, and the ‘patience’ message that Broughton will preach. Performance metrics will be high on his focus and as much, if not more, of an indicator of progress than results.

‘Team is number one’ looks to be one of Tomasson’s go-to phrases, feeling the collective is invaluable in achieving success.

Rovers’ team spirit under Mowbray was always strong, he allowed the players freedom to have a say, and a result had the respect of the dressing room.

As with anything in football, there is no better driver of positivity than results, but Tomasson is focused on ensuring a harmonious group who are all pulling in the same direction.

Behind what has become something of a trademark smile, there is a steely determination behind Tomasson, a willingness to succeed, and to buy into the club.

Whether an intentional tactic or not, he has spoken already of ‘giving something back’ to the fans both in terms of entertainment and value for money, knowing they will be following the team longer after his, or any players’ tenure.

He has taken the time to meet with staff at both Ewood Park and Brockhall, attending the Academy site too, to immerse himself in life at Rovers.

That will step up a gear this week when he gets the chance to get on the coaching pitch, and pre-season will prove invaluable, and crucial, in helping getting his methods across, as well as developing relationships and understanding players.

Mowbray cared deeply about his players, and the early suggestions are that Tomasson will do too, leaning on staff who have remained at the club to gain their input on individuals.

Principles, not formations and systems, will be his big focus, and it is the role of Broughton, and the recruitment team, to provide him with the players necessary to fill the gaps.

Equally, those coming through the Academy will be given every opportunity to push forward their case.

The model of a director of football and head coach is new to many Rovers supporters, but the relationship between Tomasson and Broughton appears key. The early feeling is they have arrived as a pair, not two individuals.

And it is imperative that unity remains, and equally the level of communication shown early on continues.

There was a relaxed atmosphere on the pair’s first outing infront of the media at a sun-laden Ewood.

Things will heat up ahead of the start of the new campaign, with the Accrington Stanley friendly on July 9 giving fans a first chance to look at Tomasson’s Rovers before the real stuff kicks off on July 30.

Today marks a positive first week in terms of impressions, but Tomasson knows he will be judged on much more over the course of his tenure.

But he’s certainly made his presence felt in week one in the job.