"It wasn't a matter of revenge to beat Torino. I didn't even remember that they were the last game before I left the job. With my return I brought my experience and the players gave everything they had and had a little fortune.
"There is no bitterness and the lads have welcomed me well, but I never doubted that as my relationship was always good. I don't know what happened for my dismissal, but it was never a matter of the players not following my lead.
"I have returned to this job because I believe that I can lead this Empoli side to safety."