"I wish I had more chance to really work under the gaffer," he told the Leicester Mercury. "The club now is so much more organised than the day I arrived from Birmingham."
He added: "One thing that has been instilled in this club since Nigel came here is a winning mentality. Nothing else is good enough for him.
"I am sure some of the players may have thought going up a league is it possible to get into the play-offs? But Nigel makes us believe it is."