Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen admits he would've happily stayed part of manager David Moyes' staff.
The Dutchman has since been appointed and sacked by Anzhi and is now back in England.
"I felt very strongly that the picture painted to us [by the club] was not the one that came out in meetings with David Moyes,'' reflected Meulensteen to the Telegraph. "I said to him: 'David, with all due respect, you've done a fantastic job in the Premier League with Everton but do you realise you're going from a yacht to a cruise ship?' Ferguson, the captain, had a good crew with coaches like me.
"I felt David wanted familiar faces which he is entitled to but it would have been absolutely no problem if he said: 'I definitely need Jimmy Lumsden as a sounding board but, hold on a minute, this cruise ship has been sailing successfully with this crew for the last five years so I might as well sail along with them for a season and see how it goes.'"
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