It used to annoy me when people would criticise him or comment on his personality (I guarantee anyone commenting on his personality never even met the bloke). He is a top top bloke and always had the best interests of the football club in his actions. Now I pity people who can't see the impact he had and acknowledge his legacy.
I just feel feel sorry now for people who don't rate what he did, it's pretty sad when you think about the 5 or so years prior to his appointment. For a man to come in and do what he did for our club both on and off the pitch is absolutely outstanding. It put us in a position to win the premier league. I guess I agree with people commenting on the correlation between appreciating what Nigel did and general intelligence, it's a pretty good measurement tool.
Saying that, all of the above does not take away from the appreciation I have for what Claudio did, now that was truly unique and a complete 1 off. For that to happen to our club is something I only dreamt of while standing on the terrace at Hereford watching Nigel Pearson work his magic.
I guess I just just love them both.