Jonathan Woodgate insisted his only remit at Bournemouth is to win Tuesday’s FA Cup tie at Burnley but did admit his first week at the south coast club was not an enjoyable one.
The former Middlesbrough boss was brought in last Monday as a first-team coach until the end of the season, but two days later Jason Tindall was sacked following a fourth consecutive Sky Bet Championship defeat.
Woodgate was placed in caretaker charge and guided the Cherries to a 3-2 victory over Birmingham on Saturday.
Before and after the weekend success the former Tottenham and Real Madrid centre-back reiterated his full focus was on the next game and that is still the case prior to the midweek fifth-round clash.
“The remit is to win the game against Burnley on Tuesday night and that is as far as it goes for me,” Woodgate said.
“It’s good to come to a different club and coach different players and be out of your comfort zone, but last week I didn’t enjoy one bit to be honest with you – apart from winning on the Saturday – because it was difficult.
“It’s good to come in and learn from different coaches because every coach is different. You can pick up different ways they coach and it’s good to stand back at times and watch different players and different coaches coach.”