But it is a challenge he is clearly relishing only days after his arrival on these shores and he is raising the bar for Glasgow 2014.
"I think I am right in saying that Scotland has won two medals at each of the last two Commonwealth Games in track and field,' said Maguire.
"I am already telling people that we will be looking to win more than two in Glasgow in 2014.'
The 49-year-old, who was appointed earlier in 2012, joined scottish-athletics last week following his involvement in the Paralympics as a personal coach.
His athlete, Jason Smyth, won double gold in London to repeat his T13 100m and 200m success from Beijing but the successful working partnership has now been broken up.
And Maguire, who also worked in Florida with Tyson Gay, can't wait to introduce himself to Scottish athletes and coaches over the winter.
"I'm very grateful to scottishathletics for giving me this chance," he said. "Hosting the Commonwealth Games is huge. I've only been here since a week past on Monday and everything is directed towards that.
'I'll try and do what I did with Jason as an individual, replicating that for the Scottish Commonwealth Games squad and beyond. I'll work with coaches and get a world class perfor-mance structure in place for Scottish athletes."