WREXHAM striker Juan Ugarte holds new Wales assistant Salvador Iriarte in high regard, having worked with his fellow countryman at La Liga club, Real Sociedad.
Describing him as a father-figure to young hopefuls, Ugarte declared: "He will do a good job for Wales.
"Salva loves to work with players all day long and he is very thorough in everything he does. He makes training sessions interesting and enjoyable and spends a lot of time with individuals, whether they are defenders, midfield players or strikers."
Ugarte, who is set to sign a six-month contract with Wrexham following confirmation of financial help from two Dragons fans, came into Real Sociedad's youth team when John Toshack was in charge.
He added: "Salva brought me through the youth team and into the reserves, while Mr Toshack concentrated on the first team squad. But in my experience the two men work together well as a team."
Iriarte has spent his entire career in Spain, the majority of it in his Basque homeland with Real Sociedad.
He was a midfield player for the club during the 1980s before moving into coaching and he developed many of the players who formed the backbone of the side that Toshack inherited and who finished second in La Liga as well as lifting the Spanish Cup.
Iriarte was re-united with the Welshman when he returned for a second spell and took over the top job for 12 months after Toshack's departure for Deportivo La Coruna. Wales coach Salvador Iriarte