Samant, a First Class veteran, represented Mumbai and Tripura during his cricketing career.
"Obviously, a coach alone can't do anything and players contribute to it. My success is in their (players) hands and it is important for me to co-ordinate with them.
"It is important to be in their comfort zone and that players have faith in me. Many players know me, so it will be easy for me. But still it is challenging," he said.
"For two years we (Mumbai) have not been able to win (the Ranji Trophy), so this year there will be a little bit extra pressure on me (to win)," added Samant.
According to Samant, the process is important and if that goes well, the outcome will also be good.
Under Samant's coaching, Mumbai U-23 had won the CK Nayudu Trophy.
Asked how will that stint be helpful, Samant said it was all about confidence.
"For gaining confidence, it is important to practise. And the confidence which the players will gain from practise is important.
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