The Brisbane Roar manager wrote for the Mirror: "I am absolutely loving being immersed in this job and I can only say it's been brilliant so far, in terms of things going to the plan that we set in place when I was announced as the new manager of Brisbane Roar back in April.
"I'm saying that, of course, before a ball has been kicked. But, when I took over, I knew that 14 players were out of contract and we decided early on that those 14 would leave. That was the path we wanted to go down, because it allows us to get more quickly towards the style of play I want to introduce, without any hangovers from previous systems.
"That means a lot of scouting, a lot of talking to players, a huge amount of work identifying talent to try to build a team that plays in the way we want them to.
"Such huge turnover can be a problem in football, of course, but, in many ways, it could help, because I'm starting afresh. With so many leaving, it is a clean slate and we believe we have identified players who will buy into the type of game we will impose."