FORMER Torquay United midfielder Tommy Sermanni is maintaining a remarkable record since he took over as head coach to the United States Ladies' team.
The job is, of course, the top post – with all the pressure that involves – in the women's game.
The USA is the world's top-ranked team, with two World Cup and four Olympic Gold Medal victories to their credit, as well as many other tournament honours.
Sermanni started work with the US at the start of this year, and his ten-game record so far reads: W9 D1 L0 F34 A6.
That roster includes a ninth Algarve Cup triumph in Portugal, where they beat Germany 2-0 in the final.
Glasgow-born Sermanni, now 59, beat 30 other contenders to the job, after he had spent eleven years in two spells in charge of Australia's women's team.
He completely transformed women's football in the subcontinent, also managing to fit in coaching stints with American clubs in California and New York.
He's been as popular as a coach as he was as a skilful midfield player at Plainmoor.
Mike Green signed Tommy, who'd started his career with Albion Rovers, from Blackpool in the summer of 1979.
He went on to make 103 appearances, scoring 13 goals, over the next three and a half seasons.
After leaving United, Sermanni played briefly back in Scotland with Dunfermline before emigrating to Australia.
He played for Canberra City and Canberra Croatia before turning to coaching at club and eventually national level.