Papas has been flying between Goa and Mumbai to take Sunday training while on a Pro-Licence course.
Dempo Sports Club coach Arthur Papas say his fellow I-League managers think he is mad for wasting his day off to take training with his new club.
The 33-year has conducted just two training sessions with the Whites since replacing Armando Colaco at the Fatorda Stadium in late-May after his 13-year reign came to an end with the three-time champions.
A Pro-License in Mumbai has prevented Papas from spending more time with his squad but has taken it upon himself to take a late flight to Goa on a Saturday in order to hold spend time with his players on a Sunday morning at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa.
And the Australian believes the squad have responded well to his methods and are slowly becoming accustomed to working with the ball on a regular basis rather than being made to carry out relentless fitness drills.
“All the I-League coaches (attending the course) think I am mad. I am the only coach who is doing this,” he said to Times of India.
“I am committed to this group and the club and want to do the best I possibly can.
“The players are receptive. If you talk to them, you would know. They are using the ball in pre-season for the first time, so it will take some time (to adjust).”