"My first thought was this can't be true but now I'm absolutely delighted,"

"I think he has been a very good appointment.

"When I worked with him, he just took everything in. Nothing went in one ear and out of the other. He's a very sensible lad and, to be honest, a legend as well. The crowd and players love him and he's a great player.

"Every manager is under pressure and the buck stops with him. Hopefully he can get through that and get a winning mentality with all the players, which is important."