"I'm very proud but also my family are proud. The time is right for me to be able to take a job like this," he said after his appointment was announced.
"There'll be rough times but I hope there'll be good times too.
"Every club you go to there's always challenges but this is the first time the challenges are in front of a nation.
"If you can be successful you can make a nation happy and make a nation proud and that is the priority for me to be able to do that with help from other people.
"I have the experience, I like working with people, I like dealing with people and I like trying to make people better."