July 14th 2012
"I have still not realised it. I am just twenty-six years old, have just finished my education to recieve my coaching license and I have just been appointed by Swansea City. It was a big, big surprise that Michael Laudrup left the club before he had even started, but it was a bigger surprise that I became the man to replace him. Tomorrow I am going to have a meeting with the chairman and the staff for the first time. I am very excited."
July 15th 2012
"As I mentioned yesterday, I was going to meet the chairman and the staff today. I must say it was more pleasant than I had first expected. The chairman was a very positive man. We agreed on the season expectations. Our goal is to avoid relegation. It seemed like a realistic goal for a so fresh manager as me. I must admit though, I believe that we can fight for a spot in Europe. Not necessary this season, but maybe next season.
My meeting with the assistant manager and the rest of the staff also went well. It looked like they were ready to work with me. The assistant's report showed that I need to spend some money and sign some players. The chairman gave me £15M to spend on new players. Hopefully I can find some quality players for that kind of money. It is not easy these days.
In the afternoon I met the squad for the first time. They were very positive and by the look of their body language, it was especially Michu and Michel Vorm who were ready to work with me. It is an exciting time in the club, and with a few new signings, this could go very well."