FORMER national sevens coach Alivereti Dere said he was ready to help new coach Ben Ryan if he needed assistance.
Dere, who coached the national side for the past two seasons of the HSBC Sevens World Series (SWS), applied for the position but failed to retain his job.
Yesterday, former England sevens coach Ben Ryan was appointed by the Fiji Rugby Union and Dere was one of the first to congratulate the Englishman on his appointment.
"I would like to congratulate him on his appointment as the new coach," he said.
"We all want what's best for Fiji and that is to win the series and I support Ben Ryan to achieve the target."
He added Ryan was the coach when England beat Fiji in one of the legs of last year's SWS.
"We had beaten a few formidable teams such as New Zealand and Samoa but it was England that beat us in one of the tournaments.
"Only England beat us and I think he is a good coach who will help Fiji rugby."
Dere said if the job became hard for Ryan, then he was available to assist him in any way possible.
"He is yet to come into the country and we will see how he does. But if it becomes hard for him then he can ask for assistance with anything.
"We will help and I am available to assist him because the goal is for us to automatically qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and if he needs an assistant then I am available."
Dere said with only a little over a month left to the start of the 2013/2014 SWS, the players needed to prepare themselves until Ryan arrived.
"I think the boys are in form because they have played in a lot of local tournaments and reached the final of the Pacific Mini Games in Wallis and Futuna."