Football develops, it becomes quicker, players develop as athletes.
I have to make a lot of decisions that aren't in the best interests of individuals, whether they be owners, club executives, players.
I hate to speak about individuals. Players don't win you trophies, teams win trophies, squads win trophies.
A manager gets in the Hall of Fame by what his players have done for him.
Misdeeds of a few players and certain people cannot and should not bring bad name to hundreds of players who participated in the I.P.L. with full honesty. The reputation of the I.P.L. cannot be tarnished by a few greedy individuals.
All the managers in the world, it doesn't matter how good you are, if your players don't understand what you are looking for or what you want, it makes no sense.
I criticize a lot of players and coaches. But I back it up with facts. A lot of times guys get mad at me because someone told them what I said. I say, 'You're wrong: Go check the tape.'
I wanted total control and leadership. I wanted to buy the horses and choose the players.
They are not your players, they are loaned from the club. You just wheel them out for a game for England.
I've been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don't know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn't a clean sport.
I never really had a chance to know the players individually... I thought when they were on the floor, they worked hard. But I never really got to know them.
There are people, coaches, and players who fit in certain places. All players don't fit into all teams, and not every manager can manage every team.