“You are in the game to enjoy it. It was all about the football but this season football took second place to a lot of things.

“I wouldn’t say I was hurt, I was more bewildered by it and the lack of time and the lack of faith that people showed in me.

“It’s basically fans I’m referring to more than anything else.

“I can walk away with 21 medals as a player and a manager, the first guy to do the treble as both a player and a manager. If that doesn’t mean a lot to other people, it means a lot to me.”