Bristol City had become an important part of my life in my playing days.
I played there for six years between 2006 and 2012, and had some success there. In my first season we won promotion from League One into the Championship, and then a year later we just missed out on promotion to the Premier League when we lost to Hull in the playoff final.
I built up a strong relationship with so many people there: the fans, the coaches, all the staff.
That was the beauty of Bristol City – they stick by people. And lots of the people who I got to know when I was playing there have stayed for a long time – they were still there when I got the opportunity to go back.
My mum, my dad and my nan were all still in the area, and my daughter had been born there, so I knew my family situation would be good in Bristol. It’s a great part of the world.