What are things you would like to see happen more of?
I think the answer is that I think everybody wants to be happy, I don’t think anybody wants to be unhappy, and I would like to go on playing at the highest level and I would like nothing more than to be successful again. I know that is a very, very long way to go. I think that we have to do a good job and that’s what we have to do and that’s the biggest thing for me.
How do you want people to view you and your career?
It’s not just a person but it’s a whole team, so you have to think about everything that comes with this, and we must be at the top for a long time. I think a lot of people don’t understand what a long-term strategy means, in what we do because a manager makes a long-term strategy and we are doing something we love and that is good for fans of the game, obviously. You are the guy going out to work all day, you are the player who goes on and gives his all. I think a lot of people want to be on television the whole day. I know that we are on television in the evening on a nightly basis, but a lot of people who go to the games, I think you know, watch what’s on and get the atmosphere that I have been able to create. We have a lot of fans and I like that.
How do you see your own career?
I never thought that when I left it was because I wanted to retire and stay here and run the shop myself, I thought this was one of the best jobs I could have achieved. I did a decent job, as long as you look at the results but I didn’t think it was as big as many people think it is. You don’t take care of football to an extent I like to do, you do you for fun or to try to make sure you are the best you can be. I think what we want to do is make a really good product. I’ve enjoyed some good moments in my career, but I thought I was a better manager than I was. I think I was the man we came for, and I’m excited that we are coming to the end of where I was. I feel there are things I want to do now that will help this club be better than this football club that I was in for about 15 years, which I was the head coach for