Simon Grayson spoke to the media on Tuesday after being appointed as head coach of Fleetwood Town.
Grayson arrives with more than 15 years of first-team managerial experience on his CV, which includes promotion-winning stints from League One with four different clubs.
Here’s what he had to say in his first interview:
On getting the job…
“I’m passionate and have the hunger and desire. I want to be successful; every club I go into, I want to make them a better football club and leave them in a better state than when I walked through the door and that was the case with the first four clubs with the promotions.
“I’m going to back my ability, I’m going to back that I’m going to be here, and it would be foolish of me not to help the football club to do what they want to do in the summer. I’ve got a good affiliation with the owner; we go back a long way so hopefully, we can work together and make the club successful.”
On his impressions of the club…
“The chairman has put a lot of money, time, and effort into this football club and it’s a testament to him that it’s a successful one. I’m here to try and make it more successful and try to go one step further than it has ever been.
“It’s been a real whirlwind trying to meet everyone here. I think the good thing about being at Fleetwood is the fact that I know a lot of people already behind the scenes. Stephen Crainey played at Blackpool, I’ve known Barry Nicholson along time and David Lucas was at Leeds with me so there are lots of people that I know. It’s been really to get back to work and be amongst it.
“I’ve really enjoyed it this morning, being back on the grass with the players, and am really looking forward to working for a great football club and the people around me."
Watch Simon’s first interview on our iFollow HERE.