If we were going to succeed as a team I knew we had to change Alan Shearer but he didn't want to change.
To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch.
I thought to myself: 'Jesus Christ, what did I do?'
If I'd wanted to be an individual, I'd have taken up tennis.
Nelson Mandela was as disappointed as I was.
People have expectations of me but I'm not a magician.
When I was young I was one of the second generation of black people in Holland. My father was the first. My mother was white, and living with a black man at that time and having a how-you-say half-caste boy is not easy.
I've taken challenges with the big risk that it can all go wrong. But that's what I like and I'd rather do that than be safe all the time.
Often there is a wall between the journalist and the star because there is usually not much time to get to know a person, and the star is always asked the same questions, and may be defensive.
You know, if you play on home soil sometimes funny things can happen and you have that push of the crowd.
You can't live in history. You've got to build for the future.
I am very fit and by playing sweeper I can control the speed of the game.
Being a football manager is no fun at all. You have to put up with all the hassle. It is not surprising that so many turn grey or have heart attacks.
Politics and football don't mix.
I like stubborn players. At least they have an opinion. If they are right or wrong, this doesn't matter for me.