Harry Redknapp says he is enjoying life back in Portsmouth, as he bids to guide Pompey to shock European qualification at the right end of the Premiership table.
Redknapp moved back to Fratton Park almost exactly a year ago and helped the club make a superb escape from relegation last term.
This season they have pushed on and are fourth in the table after a 2-2 weekend draw with Aston Villa.
Redknapp told the Daily Mail: "The future is great for Portsmouth and, when I look back over the past year, I've had nothing but great times.
"I don't think there has been a better calendar year for me. It's a bit different now with the atmosphere and I'm loving it.
"When I came back here, people said I must be off my head. They told me 'you've got no chance, you can't keep them up, they are the worst team we have ever seen'.
"Even one or two of the players said I had no chance, but we did it.
"We've had a great start to the season and you keep hoping. If we can hang in there somewhere it will be great.
"I'd be delighted if we could finish in the top eight. That would be the highest the club have ever finished in the Premiership."