New Torquay United boss Alan Knill has used last three months to work out why it didn't work out for him at Scunthorpe United
FORMER Iron manager Alan Knill says he has used the three months since his sacking from Scunthorpe United to reflect on why it didn't work out for him at Glanford Park.
Knill, who was appointed interim boss at League Two club Torquay United earlier this week, has enjoyed his break away from the pressures of management after being given the boot by Scunthorpe in October.
And having taken Bury from the bottom end of League Two to the cusp of promotion before then walking away from Gigg Lane to join the Iron, the 48-year-old is confident he will again enjoy success in the dugout.
"It has been unbelievable for me to have three months off after eight years in the game," Knill told the Gulls' official website.
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"It gives you time to breathe because you are so wrapped up in the game that you don’t seen anything else but football.
"It has given me time to look at why it didn’t work out for me at Scunthorpe and why it didn’t go as well as it did at Bury.
"You learn that you can’t affect everything, but with the way I work, I’m sure it will go well again at another football club."
Knill is only contracted to Torquay until the end of the season, while Gulls boss Martin Ling is on sick leave.
His remit is to keep the club in the Football League, with a five-match losing run meaning Torquay are now only five points clear of the bottom two.
"I am here on a short-term basis. I am looking after it until Martin is well," Knill continued.
"Martin is the manager of the football club and I’m here to look after it. That was the agreement we had and that’s how it will stay.
"Everyone is talking doom and gloom here and I think people need to realise there are clubs in a far worse position than us. Throughout the season, everybody goes on a poor run and it just happens to be ours at the moment.
"We all know that football quickly changes and one win, or something that sparks a change, can help everybody and it will quickly turn around."
Knill's first game in charge of the Gulls is against second-placed Port Vale on Saturday.