He feels it was executives, not performances, which cost him his jobs, and "damaged" his legacy.
He said: "It is damaged because someone has sacked you whether you deserved it or not. So that is where I think it damages my reputation, even though it was new owners who sacked me twice, once at Newcastle after six months because I wasn't their man and once at Blackburn when Venky's came in - because again I was not their man.
"They have the right to choose whoever they choose, no matter how good or bad you do.
"When they don't want you, you've to accept that."