He told Sky Sports: "I think he’s going to be great for us. Obviously I played against Patrick and he was one of the greatest players of the modern era, without a doubt.
"I’ve seen him doing his schooling and coaching at Manchester City over the last few years. Fair play to him – people who have been great players don’t always want to do the dirty stuff and I think he has worked with the kids on a cold Manchester morning over the back of the training ground, so I think he’s earned his stripes there.
"For us, I think he’s going to up our level. I hope he will and I think the players are going to respect him. When he speaks, they will listen."