"And yet he has done brilliantly.
"My mate Tony Pulis at Stoke has got this saying about glossy managers and non-glossy managers.
"I think Tony is a proper manager - and that's no disrespect to everybody else - because he has made profits on transfer deals and got Stoke promoted to the Premier League.
"He thinks I'm non-glossy and he says himself that he's non-glossy.
"But he seems to be shining a little bit at the moment because I can't get him off the telly!
"But I'm delighted for Tony and it's similar with Avram Grant.
"When he got the job no-one thought much about him - but he has done brilliantly."