New MK Dons boss Roberto Di Matteo is hoping to become a more successful manager than he was a player.
The former Chelsea and Italy midfielder's first managerial post is as the replacement for Paul Ince, who has left the League One club for Premier League side Blackburn.
And the 38-year-old, who was forced to retire from playing after suffering a triple leg fracture back in 2002, said: 'A good player doesn't mean a good manager, but I want to be more successful as a manager.
'This year, we are in a different division now one step up, but want to keep the momentum going and help the chairman implement his vision to take the club higher.
'It is a young club, a very ambitious club, the chairman has a great vision and it is a great opportunity for me to start here.
'I am very excited, but have to be realistic, it is our first year in League One but will guarantee that we will do our best.'