The Norwegian said: “Our relationship is fantastic. We’ll be friends forever – we’re more like a couple now!
“There was a period at the start where we were just getting to know each other. That always happens. And we argue a lot, we don’t always agree. But that’s what I wanted.
“We spoke only for an hour before I arrived here and I knew he was the right one.
“Because of what he achieved as a player, John has a ‘big-time’ mentality.
“When you’ve done it then it’s easier to get things across. He has a lot of respect because of what he did in his career.