"I always had the feeling he would go into management and I knew he would be one of the best around because of his passion for football.
"He has the respect and when a manager gets respect from a team that is a great start.
"Players aren't going to mess around with him because of his passion.
"I'm happy for him because he deserves it as a person and a player.
"I know how passionate he was as a player.
"People always ask me what Roy Keane was like and was he horrible and yes, he was horrible at times but that was the reason we won so much - because of his mentality and his passion for the team.
"It's great that he is going be in the Premiership this year and I think a lot of people will have too watch