New Sunderland boss Chris Coleman has insisted he left his job as Wales manager with no bitterness over the difference of opinion which prompted his exit.
The 47-year-old was formally unveiled as the struggling Black Cats' latest manager on Monday morning barely three days after deciding not to renew his contract with the national team, which he guided to the Euro 2016 semi-finals during a hugely successful six-year spell in charge.
However, as he took up the reins on Wearside, it was without regret.
Coleman was asked if the Football Association of Wales could have done more to keep him:
Coleman inherits a club sitting at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship and in severe danger of a second successive relegation.
He will be in the dugout for the first time at Aston Villa on Tuesday evening and, while he knows he has a major fight on his hands, he is ready for it.