He helped rebuild Southampton and led them to the Football League Trophy and admits he enjoys seeing their successes and his role within it.
"I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing a few players we had," he said.
"In particular (Jason) Puncheon, (Rickie) Lambert and Adam Lallana a little bit. I think they are three great guys and I've followed their careers since. I take a lot of pride in that they have done so brilliantly.
"I don't really look for praise, to be honest. I think when you go into a football club you try to put some foundations down and I've tried to do that at all my clubs.
"I thought we were good in the transfer market at Southampton in the first year I was there. We brought in Rickie Lambert, Dean Hammond and Jose Fonte and they went through all the divisions with them. Puncheon as well. And we picked them up for peanuts really."
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