June 20th 2019: "Kilmarnock last season had a great season, But I need the players and the squad to continue to work hard to stay on top of the league. Steve Clarke did a great job and got great results here. For me, this is a big challenge but I'm ready to continue this way.
The challenge will be very hard but I always live under pressure because every year Antonio and I start out looking to win. Not to finish second, to win."
June 16th 2019: "It is a real honour for me to be named Kilmarnock manager, I've spent a lot of time researching and gathering information about the club and everyone I spoke to had nothing but positive things to say about Kilmarnock. I can't wait to get to work with the players and staff on the training pitch and building on the strong foundations left by Steve Clarke."
July 10th 2019: "A lot of players went away, Things are happening behind the scenes at this moment. If there are any players who can add something to the squad we are interested, of course. Our task is to keep our best players in the team, not sell [them]."
July 11th 2019 on the Nomads Post-Match: "‘I knew it would be a tough game for us – and that’s how it worked out. The passion from my players and the reaction they showed after conceding the goal was very pleasing. It was key to us winning the game. My team is strong. We never give up. This is a big show in Europe and we knew it would be tough. I was not worried when they scored because we had all of the play. We were in control of the match with lots of possession. Even when they scored, I felt calm because I believe in my players. I know my players and I know the mental strength they have. It is not easy when your opponent plays with ten men behind the ball. We had two really good chances, but you have to say their goalkeeper made two very big important saves for them. In the last 15 minutes, their performance went down – and ours went up. I am happy and feel humbled because the Kilmarnock fans sang my name. They deserve this result for the support they gave the team. My players did well, but now we must to continue to prepare for next week". - Match Recap -