Gareth Ainsworth is crediting new coach Paulo Sousa with revolutionising his way of thinking on the training ground - and says he is benefiting from the experience as much as the players.
Ainsworth could be forgiven for feeling a little deflated right now, having at one stage looked likely to be handed the job of first-team coach on a permanent basis after a successful spell as caretaker boss.
But there is no trace of lowered enthusiasm as he knuckles down to working under the Portuguese at the club's Harlington base and he says it is proving a real eye-opener.
"I don't want to give away too much about what we do, we like to keep that to ourselves, but I can say it is different to what we were doing in the past," Ainsworth told the Ealing Gazette.
"It's a new way of looking at things and I'm enjoying it. He's a very good teacher, not only to the boys but to myself and the people on the coaching staff.
"I know when managers change it's a very nervy time for everyone at the club, but he's been fantastic and I'm looking at it as a blessing because it's another learning experience for me.
"I've played 500 games and about 20 managers and now another one with a whole new outlook on a lot of things and that can only be a good thing for me."
Ainsworth added: "It definitely wasn't a demotion when I became Paulo's assistant.
"The caretaker role was just an interim thing and I'm very lucky to have someone like Paulo come in. He's a fantastic guy. His knowledge of football is absolutely outstanding.
"He's played in all the major countries in Europe and he's brought a wealth of knowledge with him and I'm learning from him all the time." ..