It came about through an agent.
He told me that there was a club in the Swedish Premier League. AFC Eskilstuna. They were bottom of the league, with four points after 12 matches.
They had just moved to a new city, which was bringing a number of challenges, but they were looking for a manager. There was an expectation that, in the short term, things were going to be difficult. But they were looking for somebody to try and put a structure into the club, instil a playing philosophy, develop players.
My brother put it best. When the club was put to me, he pointed out that they were 16th in the Allsvenskan. That was 15 places away from Champions League qualification. To be in the same position in England, at that time, meant West Brom or Stoke.
Now, I am manager of Grimsby Town. Then, I was the Under-23s coach at Burnley. I wasn’t going to get the Stoke or West Brom jobs any time soon. So, as remorseful as I was to leave Burnley, it felt like the right time to test myself and see whether I could do something as a manager. It felt like something I had to do.