Jay Jay Okocha. On and off the field he was the captain you looked for.
A group of players go out and win a game in a style that gets the best out of them. That's the key to management.
Any football club that is any good is down to the manager more than anything else.
My parents are from Scotland and my sister and brother were both born in Scotland so my heritage is from there.
Defending is an art, everybody has forgotten it.
Now astronomical wages are making it very difficult to take somebody who might not even have a transfer fee attached to them, because of the net value that they want and the net value that they're worth.
Just because a player drops down a division, it doesn't mean he's turned into a bad player overnight and isn't good enough for England.
In adversity you have to become stronger and make sure you don't make those mistakes again so you learn from it.
One of my best friendships dwindled in the pub business - we still talk, but it challenged that friendship too much - and that taught me to go into football and find people that I can have good relations with but without being overly friendly.
As much as I liked Wolves as a boy and it was a childhood dream to play and perhaps manage for the club, I've come to Bolton and this is where I want to stay.
Everybody thinks they can do my job better than me, they always feel you've got to throw caution to the wind and that's the way supporters are.
No matter what people say outside of football, we don't work for money, we work for the love of the game and the money is something that follows.
It is about trying to entertain and win, that is the ultimate, but you have to keep winning first to change the things that need to change.
Whoever you are playing and whatever you are playing against you have to weigh up tactically how you approach that game. That has always been a part of my make-up, having made my way through every division and finding out what management is all about.
Teams with limited budgets will always find times tough and results won't always go your way.
There's always going to be a time when there's a difficult period and my responsibility is to manage the players through that. You have to make sure you bring stability back to the club and get where you want to be.
The vast sums of money that are coming in at the top end of the game are stretching the rest of the sides to try to get as much benefit out of what finance they've got and get the best players they can find for that finance.
As the game changes you have to change with it.
Man-management is my biggest asset, to help the players enjoy themselves and be better than they already are.
My main aim is to finish as high up the top of the Premier League as possible. I have the ability to help teams survive.