Date:Tuesday August 29 2006
On the club
'It's a big club, a beautiful stadium, a big fan base so why not? The people in this area have great passion for football and that is something I need in my life.'
On head coach tony loughlan
'Tony's the same age as me, he's young, enthusiastic, loves his football and is a very good coach.
'I've known him since the first day at Nottingham Forest and he's one person I have kept in touch with. I trust him and have got great faith in him, he'll be a very, very good coach'
On the past
'People have this impression of me but it's important to move on.
'I've had differences with thousands of people. Working with Niall I really don't see a problem.
'I'm humble enough to apologise if I've done anything wrong. People make a big issue of what happened but when I met with Niall three months ago we sorted it out there and then - whether I was going to take this job or not which was important for me.'
On his temperament
'I have crossed that line and it's cost me a lot - the World Cup in 2002 and my United career I suppose,
'But I care about the game and I will look to get that balance right. I've made mistakes - I'm just glad I've got this opportunity and I hope to make the most of it.
'All I ever expected from my team-mates was 100%, I never criticised people for having a bad game.
'I spoke to the players this morning and reassured them that if they give 100% there won't be a problem.
'When I was playing I saw games as a war - that was part of my image. I had to lead by example and we would win at all costs.
'It's a balancing act and I can't go off the handle as much as a player.
On his style
'If something is not going like I want it I'll still look to nail it - just a bit more subtly.
'In terms of style I've played under some great managers, some good managers and some maybe not so good. I hope I can take the best of all of them.
'It's going to be a learning curve and people go on about experience but there's been some experienced managers here and it's not worked out.
'I'm young and I'm hungry, I enjoy football and have got lots of ideas.
On Alex Ferguson
'I was very, very fortunate to play under him and I'm sure he'll lend me a few players if I need them.'
Quinn on Keane
'Roy has the brief to take the club where he sees it - and he's got as much time as he wants.
'He's the safest bet of every manager put in front of me - all the lights came on with Roy Keane's name - it became an obvious choice.
'We're trying to do some really positive for the future. It's about onwards and upwards.'
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