"This is the oldest league club in the world - it goes way back to 1862," he told the News of the World.
"I like that. That means something, you know? You can have all the cash in the world but you can't buy that can you?
"The very first club, that's special and now it wants to be the number one club. So it's really exciting to be here at the start of it all, building something up from the bottom and going all the way to the top."