His man-management style is, he says, second to none.
He told The Sun: "The manager keeps things simple. He likes talking to the players and giving them confidence.
"Personally, when my time wasn't good at the start, he told me, 'I know you're going to do it. Just keep working and if you need something, talk to me'.
"He showed a lot of faith and trusted me from the first day I spoke to him."