The Welshman was confirmed as Iain Dowie´s successor by chairman Ray Ranson on Tuesday after penning a three-and-a-half-year deal at the Ricoh Arena.
He said: "Look at the fan base and look at the stadium. I think the maximum crowd we had at Craven Cottage was 24,000. Here, you are talking about a team in the Championship who have lost a lot of games, playing in the Cup against West Brom, another Championship team, and getting 28,000 fans. That´s very impressive, so there´s a catchment there for us."
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