He, however, revealed that he was fully committed to the cause all through his reign as boss.
According to him, he still feels he guided the club through the most difficult period in a very successful way, so he deserves some respect.
He added that despite his age and long reign, most people will agree that he served the club as much as he could.
His words, “Maybe I stayed too long,”
“I don’t know. But I was committed like on the first day. I think I guided the club through the most difficult period in a very successful way.
“At some stage people say you’re too old, but they don’t really look at what you do. I served the club as much as I could.
“The club thought it was better I stopped. I’d always lived with the idea that could happen. The supporters were not happy any more. Some of them. You can understand that, at some stage, 22 years, people want a change.”
On when he plans to visit the club, “I will go one day,”
“Yes. But I thought it was better to cut [ties] completely.
“It was difficult at the start, of course, after leading my club as long as I did. But I thought it’s better to follow from a distance.”