He told The Sun: â€śPeople can boo all they want. As long as itâ€™s not filth or racist chanting, I donâ€™t really care what they sing.
â€śThese type of people are too busy chanting that they probably donâ€™t know what is happening on the pitch. Iâ€™ve had stick in the past and Iâ€™ll get it again in the future, itâ€™s part of the game.
â€śIâ€™d never say it was like water off a duckâ€™s back though because no one likes getting stick, no matter what the circumstances. I could understand if fans dished it out if Iâ€™d taken the club down through the divisions, but the exact opposite happened.
â€śLook where Portsmouth were when I arrived and where they were when I left. An improvement? Iâ€™d certainly say so. I honestly believed that when I turned down the chance to manage Newcastle that Portsmouth would be my last stop in football before I retired.
â€śBut when Tottenham came in for me it was so difficult as Iâ€™d heard all the stuff about me not being able to do this job at a big club, that I only wanted to work in the comfort zone.
"I discussed the move to Spurs with everybody and itâ€™s far from being in the comfort zone here because it is a massive rebuilding task.
â€śBut I believe changing clubs worked out really well for all those involved.
â€śPortsmouth got ÂŁ5million in compensation, I left behind a squad that won the FA Cup and were seventh in the league. I donâ€™t know what else I could have done. When I first went there, the club were used to finishing 17th, 18th or 20th â€” and I donâ€™t mean in the Premier League, I mean in the Championship.
â€śWithout any disrespect, in years past it would have been Brighton or Bournemouth. I gave the fans what they craved. Five of that squad were named as England internationals â€” David James, Sol Campbell, Glen Johnson, Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch.
â€śBefore that you would have to go back to the time centre-forward Tony Hateley was wearing Portsmouth colours.â€ť