Steve Nicol is no longer head coach of New England Revolution but he will remember his time there with fondness.
The former Liverpool defender and the MLS club have mutually decided to part ways after 10 years at the helm at the Gillette Stadium and the Scotsman insists there are plenty of positives to take away from his time in Foxborough.
“There were certainly more good ones than bad ones,” Nicol told MLSsoccer.com. “I'm just lucky that's what occurred.”
The Revs finished equal bottom of the MLS table this season, which was probably the overriding factor as to why Nicol was shown the door, but he insists that all has ended well after a fabulous decade together.
“My contract was up the 31st of December,” Nicol said. “They had an option on me.
“We've spoken and we came to the realization that all good things come to an end sometime. We'll part ways and I have nothing but good things to say about the organization, the Krafts and the fans.
“They (club owners the Krafts) gave me my first job here and I've got a great relationship with them. I spoke to them today. Obviously, it's not an ideal situation, but they were really good to me. I have only good things to say about them.
“It happens, but I've had a great time.”