PEP Clotet says becoming Oxford United's new manager "felt right" as he was officially unveiled at the Kassam Stadium this morning.

The 40-year-old was appointed as Michael Appleton's successor on Saturday morning and has spent the first few days getting to know the staff and players.

Clotet, who was Garry Monk's No 2 at Swansea City and Leeds United, observed training yesterday.

The Spaniard, who has previously managed Cornellà, Figueres, Espanyol B, and Málaga B, before spells in Sweden and Norway, is looking forward to the challenge.

He said: "It's a very exciting project and an idea of sustainable growth which interests me a lot.

"I have had a very nice welcome from the players and staff and they are making it easy for me to settle in.

"We had the first session yesterday and I'm very happy with what I have seen. The staff have a strong work ethic.

"Michael and Faz (Derek Fazackerley) have worked hard to put the right culture into the players.

"Every coach has their own ideas, but you have to respect what has been done and build on it instead of starting a process.

"My idea is to build on the ideas here and make sure we keep the same track the club has chosen to take.

"I consider myself a person who has been able to adapt to certain cultures and buy into every place I go.

"This game has something different and special and when this opportunity came up it felt right for me with the players and culture they have.

"I've been many years in England, wanted to learn the values, way football is played here and working with English staff and a manager helped."

Clotet does not have long until his first game as United face Oxford City in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

And the new boss is keen to assess the current squad before making any additions.

He said: "We are working hard for that and to make the best out of the squad.

"I am analysing the situation with the players to improve.

"I know people are eager to see new faces, but I am assessing and the more I understand the squad and the situation, I will start moving from there."