Last updated : 18 August 2004 By editor

"Having Carlos Queiroz back is terrific. The great thing about Carlos is that everyone respects him and admires his work.

"Our new fitness instructor, Valter di Salvo, will also bring fresh ideas to the club; that's his
speciality. Bringing him in was something we considered last year; unfortunately there was a problem with the club he was working for, but we are delighted he has finally joined Carlos.

"Carlos had taken him from Lazio to Madrid and spoke very highly of him."

Rio Ferdinand is also full of praise for Mr. di Salvo,

"Carlos has brought in Valter di Salvo, our new fitness coach. And, because I'm not playing at the moment, he has been running me into the ground! He [di Salvo] has worked at Lazio and Real Madrid, so he's worked with the very best before and you feel comfortable and confident in what they are doing.

"Our training will hopefully pay off later on in the season where we will be able to keep kicking on in games, especially the later stages of matches."