Roy Keane admits it took him a while before he enjoyed management, but insists that has come since guiding Sunderland to the Premiership.
The Black Cats were languishing at the foot of the Championship when Keane took over last August and the 35-year-old admits he made mistakes in his first few months in charge.
However, under Keane's stewardship, the Wearsiders staged a remarkable recovery to not only drag themselves back into the Premiership at the first attempt, but as champions.
He said: "I was comparing a lot of being a manager to when I was a player. It's a million miles away.
"The difference is unbelievable, but maybe the more experience I get, the more I enjoy it.
"I don't think it will ever be as hectic as it was last season, especially in the months after I took the job.
"When I took the job, with the transfer deadline approaching and everything else, there was that much going on I didn't have time to take it in, never mind enjoy it."